Posted 6 months ago
A Corrected Posting:
This is something my wife received as a present in the 1970's from a close friend. I have now been informed that it is a Japanese Inro, or a container used by Samurai to hold various items. I will update more as I learn.
My humble thanks to Jim (jwendell222) for his knowledge on this wonderful piece.
I have added another photo to depict the interior, which looks like it held tobacco, as there are small bits of mater.