5 - 7 November 2007
Four lacquer kogo [incense boxes] and a tebako [accessory box]
Edo - Meiji Period (17th - 20th century)
The first, a rectangular kogo with a flush-fitting cover decorated in red lacquer with Hotei and his sack, brown lacquer interior; a tebako [accessory box], rectangular, with flush-fitting cover, kamakura-bori style with chrysanthemum and foliage; another, circular, with flush-fitting cover, carved black and red lacquer, with a goose on a stylised wave ground, the rim with a geometric design, black lacquer interior; the fourth circular with flush-fitting cover, carved red lacquer, depicting a temple among pine trees and rocks, the base with a dragon and a sacred pearl and a rounded square box and cover in carved red lacquer with a panel depicting a bird in plum blossom
8.5cm., and 11cm. wide, 7.8cm., 5.3cm. diam. and 9.3cm. wide respectively (5)
The first, Greenfield Collection.
The last with paper label attributing the piece to Nugata Ichijo (1903) presented to C.J.M. from Joeki in 1907.
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