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19c Japanese CLOISONNE tea ceremony KOGO butterfly

19c Japanese CLOISONNE tea ceremony KOGO butterfly


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Tea Articles: Pre 1900: Item # 1325238
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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Unusually small 19th century round Japanese kogo (covered box for incense during tea ceremony) made in cloisonne technique. Simple elegant shape with decoration of butterfly in flight among flowers on dark blue ground, similar motif on the bottom. Very pleasant finish with original pitting. Rims are silvered (some wear), blue enamel on the inside. Inscribed box with wrapping cloth: box may not be original, but that is how it came. Great humble piece in Japanese taste. Diameter 1 5/8 inches. Part of a small East Coast kogo collection.