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Japanese sagemono flask


Japanese sagemono flask
Forani Collection
Cat. No: IN71-527

Real shell of turtle converted into a flask with a bamboo neck and stopper and attached by a cord to a netsuke (waist-band toggle) of bone so that it might be worn as a sagemono (hanging object) suspended from the waist. Late 19th century, Japan. L 13.50 cm. Acquired: Kyoto, Japan.

Photo: John Noone IMG_1407.jpg

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