japanese Menuki man Riding on a Dragon

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 16, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

My Great Uncle lived in Japan as government worker. Between 1950's and mid 1960's. He collected various menuki, fuchi kashira and Tobbaco pouch ornaments. I had sold a bunch before on ebay that i had a collector tell me about all of them details of period and meaning of it. I don't have any info on this piece. My other pieces did not appear to be really old or created by a "big name" I wouldn't rule out that this coud be a Tobbacco pouch ornament. Unfortunatley I do not know much about these kinds of things.

The piece is of a man Riding a Dragon. He is holding some sort of staff in one hand his other is resting on something near the dragon I cantmake out what it is. T is copper and/or gold inlay in the piece.