Antique Pilot Chinkin Cigarette Case
There are not many Antique Pilot Chinkin Cigarette case found around as most are either maki-e or made of precious silver. In this fine example of an antique Pilot Chinkin cigarette case, the artist had demonstrated great skills in illustrating the scenic views of Lake Suwa on this antique Pilot Chinkin Cigarette case to show the trees and shrubs being carved on the box in quick but powerful strokes revealing the details of denbori (dots) and senbori (line cravings). The beauty of chinkin is further enhanced with application of gold over the boat (you can see the gold lines on the boat) which gives the simplicity without compromising the aesthetics.
Little is know about this artist 一涉 ISSHOU from Pilot Japan, Kokokai (the design studio) but it is an authentic piece of work with the ao and inscription of Kokokai on the back of the box. The inside of the box is clean and comes with a box.