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Box for the Incense Game in the Shape of an Umpire's Fan
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Box for the Incense Game in the Shape of an Umpire's Fan


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Description This gold lacquer box for the incense game ("kogo") is in the shape of an umpire's fan partially overlapping a circular box. It has two similarly shaped interior boxes with lids and a circular incision on the bottom of the main box. On the top of the lid is a fan decorated with deer and maple trees; on the circular box is a branch of blossoming plum overhanging a bamboo fence. The interior boxes are decorated with chrysanthemums and peonies.
Exhibitions
  • Centennial Exhibition Philadelphia. Memorial Hall, Philadelphia, Philadelphia. 1876.
Provenance Minoda Chojiro, Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia, 1876; William T. Walters, Baltimore, 1876, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, 1876

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Period
18th century
Medium
gold lacquer
(Lacquer & Inlay)
Accession Number
67.285
Measurements
H: 1 1/4 x W: 3 7/16 x D: 4 1/4 in. (3.1 x 8.7 x 10.8 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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