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Kogo Incense Container Okinawan Circa 19th C.

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Kogo Incense Container Okinawan Circa 19th C.

An antique okinawan incense container decorated with a lacquer and inlayed mother of pearl depicting a dragon appearing from clouds. Circa 19th Century. Mother-of-pearl inlay, which is known Raden in Japan was first introduced to Japan during Nara period (710-784). The technique was popularly used with lacquer for artworks such as instruments. It is in good condition with tiny loss of inlayed mother of pearl. The piece accompanied a poulownia wood store box.

L 3 3/8 x D 7/8 (8.5cm x 2.0cm)

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