Very old square-shaped incense box (kogo) on a brown lacquer base and sprinkled with gold powder (nashiji and hirame) it represents, on the cover a marine decoration of shells and seaweed in relief in maki and taka maki-e. The interior uses the same decorative themes. the edges of the cover and the base are in shibuishi (an alloy of copper and silver). An original wooden box allows the storage and protection of this kogo. Period: Edo late 17th early 18th century. dimensions: 6cm squared.
11 000 €