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.
- 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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