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Box for the Incense Game (ko-bako) with Plum Blossoms and Bamboo
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Box for the Incense Game (ko-bako) with Plum Blossoms and Bamboo


Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description A circular gold lacquer ko-bako with a convex lid and rounded body. Design of plum blossoms and bamboo continues around the box. Exterior with nashiji for design in hiramakie in gold and okibirame; interior with nashiji and rims with kinji
Exhibitions
  • Centennial Exhibition Philadelphia. Memorial Hall, Philadelphia, Philadelphia. 1876.
  • From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
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.
Inscriptions None
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, 1876

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Period
19th century
Medium
gold lacquer over wood
(Lacquer & Inlay)
Accession Number
67.70
Measurements
H: 2 3/16 × Diam: 3 7/16 in. (5.6 × 8.8 cm); Base H: 1 7/16 × Diam: 3 7/16 in. (3.6 × 8.8 cm); Lid H: 1 × Diam: 3 7/16 in. (2.6 × 8.8 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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