London, South Kensington
12 May 2010
A Lacquer Kogo [Incense Box]
With signature Natsuo, Edo Period (19th century)
In the form of a tsuba, decorated in gold and silver hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, kirigane, kinpun and togidashi-e on a kinji ground with cranes, the sides with fans, and opening to reveal a fitted tray with minogame swimming and on rocks bordered by a band of shippo hanabishi, nashiji interiors
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