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Edo Japanese Lacquered Incense Box


Black background lacquer box with a decor of foliage and flowers. It contains a small tray supporting six assorted boxes with the symbols of the "Tale of Genji." These small Kobako were intended to contain mixtures of scented woods or incense tablets (round cakes of incense). Similar model in the Takasago collection. Japan - Edo (1603-1868). Measures: Height 10.5 cm, length 14 cm, width 13 cm.       


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    H 4.14 in. x W 5.12 in. x D 5.52 in.

    H 10.5 cm x W 13 cm x D 14 cm

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