Delightful japanese lacquer box for incense of a mandarin duck shaped of the Kin-fundame type (matt golden base of high density with fine gold powder), garnished with an oval gold lacquer plate. Nashiji (gold background with a grainy surface reminds of the peel of Japanese pear) inside the box. It presents a charming little interior plate decorated with Kiku (chrysanthemum). Glass inclusions for the eyes and black lacquer for the pupils. Delightful craft for the bird's plumage.
Length : 15 cm.
Japan Edo (1603-1868), End of 17th, early 18th century.
Reference : Example in the collections of The Met Museum. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/58251
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