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Small Japanese Lacquer Duck Incense Box, Kogo, Meiji Period, Late 19th Century

$2,900

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An exquisite Japanese Meiji Period small lacquer incense box, kogo, in the form of a duck or goose, late 19th century, Japan. The delicate lacquer box, known as a kogo in Japanese, was originally used to hold precious incense. Finely crafted out of lacquer, the box is in the form of a recumbent duck or goose, seemingly floating on the water. The waterfowl displays an attractive silhouette, with its neck raised and head craned back, gazing upwards. The bird's wings held tight against its plump body. The individual feathers of the wings are impeccably picked out in gold and silver hiramaki-e, or low relief lacquer, upon a solid pale gold lacquer ground. The interior and underside of the kogo finished in a very fine nashiji, or gold dust sprinkled lacquer. The interior of the box exceptionally bright.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 1.5 in. (3.81 cm)Width: 2.88 in. (7.32 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
  • Style
    Meiji (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1880
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. In overall good condition. With one minuscule chip to the back side of the duck. With two adhered labels - one to the interior, one to the underside.
  • Seller Location
    Austin, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU894718429752

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $110 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 3-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Austin, TX
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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Located in Austin, TX

Founded in 2001, Lotus Gallery offers a carefully curated selection of furniture, jewelry, sculpture and works of art spanning millennia, continents and cultures. Although it seeks out beauty in all its forms, they specialize in Asian antiquities, especially Chinese pieces from the Han and Tang dynasties and chinoiserie. Based in Austi...

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