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Edo Era Japanese Sanuki Lacquer Incense Container

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Edo Era Japanese Sanuki Lacquer Incense Container

Lovely small incense container in zelkova wood by the late-Edo-period lacquer artist Tamakaji Zōkoku (1805-1869), carved with chrysanthemums and keyfret borders on the sides, and painted in red, black and yellow lacquer.
Tamakaji Zōkoku is said to have initiated the style called sanuki-bori of Kagawa Prefecture (Shikoku island), based on his studies of Chinese lacquerware techniques, creating a new field in the lacquer arts. The box is signed on the right and is in perfect condition.
Dimensions: diameter: about 7.8 cm (3.1 in), height: about 3.5 cm (1.4 in)

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