An Embroidered Fabric Sagemono, Japanese Tobacco Pouch, Tabako-ire, Meiji Period
Finely embroidered on a marine blue ground with a dynamic and textured dragon, its serpentine body wrapped over the exterior of the pouch, as though travelling through waves and clouds. The interior lined with floral-printed leather of rust and olive tones, and fitted with an inner money pouch, secured by a piece of ivory and a leather band. The ivorine kagamibuta fastened to the pouch by silver alloy chains, and moulded with a dragon
pouch 3.5" x 5.6" — 8.9 x 14.2 cm.
From an Important Private Collection, Canada
Department: Asian Art