Subject:Sagemono and netsuke for age estimation request and translation
Posted By: Chris Fri, Jul 08, 2022 IP: 2600:8801:fb00:a16:4
Everyone has been wonderful helping me identify the ukiyo-e, ceramics, and metalware in my modest Japanese collection, and I thank you alliance again for the same.
Now I am moving on to organics, mainly ivory and wood items. First up is a tobacco pouch purchased at auction in the 1970s. The pouch os made of embroidered leather. The flap plate is plain and undecorated. There is no signature I can find anywhere on the pouch.
Any help in translating the artist's name on the netsuke and any estimate in dating the pouch would be warmly appreciated and I thank you all in advance for the same. I will attach an additional photo of the interior once this post has gone live.
PS - Martin, I did use that resource you suggested (jisho.org) but I was unable to find an exact match for the kanji - the closest I found was also a 5-stroke kanji but not the same one.