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Covered box for incense, wood, Japan, Edo period

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Covered box for incense, wood, Japan, Edo period
$ 280

Small round box in the shape a ribbed fruit, the stem standing up from the cover. Wood with black lacquer and gold. Inside covered with gold foil. Probably used on a Buddhist altar to keep incense. Japan, 19th century.
Height: 2 1/8 in. (6.7 cm), diameter at widest point: 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm).
Clear traces of usage: dents, tiny chips, gold rubbed off at places, basically good condition with nice patina.

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