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Rare Japanese Edo Period Iron Tinder Box Lighter - Hiuchibako Netsuke

Status: This item has been sold
Sold by: Steve Sly Japanese Works of Art

This antique has been viewed 69 times in the past month with the most views from the United States.


As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this rare Japanese Edo period (1615-1868) Circa 1780 , Iron & Mixed metal Hiuchibako Netsuke / Tinder box depicting scenes of a temple building with a large tree in the background, and stood amidst rocky outcrops, the tree highlighted in Silver and the temple highlighted in Gold, the reverse has a hanging eye to attach to a cord or pouch, it would appear that this object would have been carried in much the same way as a Netsuke and probably by a smoker or warrior in order to have the ability to provide a spark to create a flame , a very interesting find in great condition , a most unusual addition to your Japanese works of art collection .
Condition report:
Good used condition
Approximate size:
Height: 1.3" 3.4 cm
Width: 1.7" 4.5 cm
Depth: 0.9" 2.3 cm
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 18th Century.


Height = 3 cm (1.2")
Width = 4 cm (1.6")
Depth = 2 cm (0.8")

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Steve Sly Japanese Works of Art
Stags Head Antiques Ltd
United Kingdom

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