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Antique Japanese Lacquer Kogo Incense Container

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Antique Japanese Lacquer Kogo Incense Container
A sublime and intricately done maki-e kogo or incense container used in the way of tea. The shape is called a buri buri which is a toy that was played by children in the court. Later, the shaped was adapted into an incense container and the form is often used during hatsugama on New Year's. The container is decorated with auspicious patterns known as takara zukushi. Age: Edo- Meiji Size: Height: 2.75" Length: 4.75" Width: 2.5"

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