A small round ceramic incense box (kogo) by progressive female potter Matsuda Yuriko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 3 inches (8 cm) diameter, 1-1/2 inches (4 cm) tall and in perfect condition.
Yuriko is an avid exhibitor, it is a wonder she has time to do any work at all. Both within Japan (Nihon Togei Ten, Gendai Togei Ten etc.) and without she has an impressive list of exhibitions in a host of countries. She received the Yagi Kazuo prize in 1986 among many others. For more information on this artist and examples of her work see the books Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, Fired with Passion by Beatrice Chang and Samuel Lurie. Also see Contemporary Clay, Japanese Ceramics for the New Century based on the Museum of Fine Arts Boston exhibition or Soaring Voices, Contemporary Japanese Women Ceramic Artists (2010).