Hiuchibako, snaphance tinderbox lighter

Hiuchibako, snaphance tinderbox lighter

SKU: HbakoTinderbox
£1,250.00Price

A rare Japanese snaphance tinder lighter, Hiuchibako. 

This would have been worn as a netsuke and used to start a fire. 

The textured brass case is decorated with small silver and copper details of plum & copper blossoms. The smaller button opens the case to reveal the miniature mechanism ehich once primed is released with the larger trigger button.

Late Edo Period, mid c19th

42mm x 30mm x 18mm