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CARVED WOOD JAPANESE TOBACCO BOX DARUMA TONKOTSU A daruma tonkotsu, Japanese tobacco box, of carved wood and inlaid with mother of pearl and ivory. The box is an oval construction, with a detached oval segment portrayed as the lid which is held in place by strings extend through the top of the box into the lid. The lid is carved to depict a grimacing face, eyes are inlaid mother of pearl, and a five o clock shadow has been applied with minuscule etched dots. Below the face is a mother of pearl carving of a pipe, with a black puff of smoke above it. A signed piece of ivory is inlaid on the rear of the box. Size: 3 1/4 x 2 1/2"