Four-lobed kogo in fundame lacquer representing a hilly landscape and a snow-covered mountain, dotted with Japanese pines, in the middle of which stands a dwelling. A river crosses it, on which a junk and sails are gently swaying along the waves. The bottom and the inside of the kogo are made of nashi-ji lacquer.
A kōgō is an incense box used in Japan for the tea ceremony. Made of enamelled clay, lacquered wood or white porcelain, they often represent animals, plants or human figures.
Japan – Meiji Era (1868-1912)
Length : 3.35 in – Width : 2.56 in – Height : 1.2 in