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Genuine gold filigree decorates the rich Spring-green body of this kogo incense container by highly sought modern female artist Ono Hakuko (1915-1996) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The small piece is decorated with florals outside, white porcelain inside. It is 2-1/2 inches (6.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. From Aichi prefecture, Hakuko was trained by her father initially in the ceramic arts. However she was most strongly influenced by the great experimentive artist Kato Hajime (1901-1968) and his work with gold. This affected her own style deeply, and it can be said that she carried on his research. In 1992 she was named an important cultural asset (Juyo mukei bunkazai) of Saga prefecture. Bucking the traditional image here is another of Japans great cultural assets who fought against a system of prejudice to rise to the top and it is an honor to be able to offer something by her.