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Shino-Oribe Bell Suzu-shaped Kogo Pottery Incese Container


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Stoneware: Pre 1900: Item # 1340267

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A beautifully shaped miniature bell with simulated chord looping through the top, half lifting off to reveal a compartment for storing incense. A ball inside the lower section actually rattles around like a real suzu-bell. This is a very unusual and superbly crafted from from the Mino area of Edo Japan. The inside white clay is darkened with age, and the outside infused with color gathered with time. It is 1-1/4 inches (4 cm) diamater, 2 inches (5 cm) tall and in excellent condition, enclosed in an old wooden box.