Antique Gold Makie Small Incense Chest Ko-dansu in Edo
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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1900: item # 1173533
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19 Nikaido, Kamakura City
Kanagawa Pref. 248-0002 JAPAN
Date : From Middle to late of Edo era(1750~1860).
Superb Ko-dansu with beautiful gold makie.
"Ko-dansu" : A small chest with a drawer for keep incense.
Overall ground has nashi-ji(gold makie)finish.
It is decorated in skillful raised makie work.
The decorated with the scenery of a sea, Mt.Fuji, an archway to a Shinto shrine, private house, pine tree, and dry net in the sun at the beach.
There are ornamented on the surface of the chest.
If a lovely door is opened, it has very brilliant design also on it.
On the surface of the drawer, a field horsetail, Warabi, and a clover with wonderful lacquer work.
In the reverse side of a door, it has a flower of a peony.
The spring landscape of the peaceful village which spreads in the foot in Mt. Fuji.
It is an excellent piece in which chirping of a bird can be heard at any moment.
And consummate example of the skillfulness of workmanship.
Measurements abouts : 12.5cm(4.92")Width, 17.2cm(6.77")Length, 14.7cm(5.78")Tall.
Slack is not in the metal fittings on which it worked.