Pipe holder (kiseruzutsu, senryū type) in the shape of octopus with monkey

Japanese Collection

Accession Nr.: 44
Type: bone objects; object for daily use; accessory
Date of production:
Second half of the 19th century
Edo (Tokugawa) period or Meiji era
Place of production:
Acquisition: collection of Ferenc Hopp
Materials: ivory
Dimensions: height: 3.5 cm
length: 5.4 cm
Practice of smoking spread in Japan from the 16th century. Men wore their smoking set in the sash of their kimono along with the accessories of smoking.