This is an original authentic Tobacco Box from Japan where it is known as a Tabako bon.
It is a fascinating object made with craftsmanship one would expect from the Japanese artisan. It has two handles and is fully portable and intact. It has not been refurbished and is sold as seen. It would be a great rare find for an enthusiast to lovingly restore. It is of red copper and finely carved wood.
The two little drawers are very delicately made. The shallow drawer is showing a little warping which I have tried to show in photographs. It will need a little wood glue too. It has tiny metal straps with studs which are all original and in place. It has lovely curved cut out shapes, keeping air flowing for cooling the copper tinder box.
The box will be carefully wrapped in appropriate packaging and posted with care.
The earliest record of such a tabako bon dates to 1565. Since then, the tabako bon as a sign of relaxation has played an important role in the hospitality of private homes as well as tea shops, restaurants and inns.
- Holz, Kupfer
- 17. Jahrhundert
- Herkunftsregion/ Herkunftsland
- Thema/ Darstellung
- Dekor/ Ware
- Titel des Kunstwerks
- Tabako Bon
- Sehr guter Zustand, siehe Beschreibung
- 8×5×8 in