Gold lacquer kōgō with water stream and chidori


A gold lacquer kōgō (incense box) of rounded rectangular form decorated in fine takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, togidashi-maki-e and rich hirame, with water streams and rocks by a bamboo grove, the hidden two characters inlaid in pewter and gold. The interior with stylized chidori (plovers) in gold on a gold hirame and black ground. The rims in pewter. With tomobako.

Edo period (1615-1868), circa 1650
3 x 9.3 x 7.7cm

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