Finely carved in openwork with many bats, nine to be exact, depicted in various attitudes, some of them with inlaid eyes of dark horn. The bat is a symbol for luck, longevity and prosperity, often used to decorated wedding presents. Many openings possible for himotoshi. Signature in an oval reserve, however illegible.
LENGTH 4.6 cm
Condition: Excellent condition.
Provenance: The Gabor Wilhelm Collection.