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Box for the Incense Game
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Box for the Incense Game

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Description A rectangular gold lacquer ko-bako with an overlapping lid and two interior covered boxes. On top of lid a board game like backgammon? (sugoroku) with two dice applied to form a handle, the sides of the lid are decorated with sprays of various kinds of flowers and grasses: dew grass (tsuyukusa), scabiosa, eulalia grass, cockscomb (keito), a cutout section on each narrow side of the lid serves as a handgrip, interior boxes and sides of main box decorated with cords tied in bows, and loops with tassels, and with "endless knot" ornament Lid in fundame in gold with design in black sumie-togidashi, dice in silver; flowers of hira-makie in gold and silver, and red lacquer; interior of lid and box with dwnse nashiji. Design on two interior boxes in hiramakie in gold of various shades, interiors with dense nashiji, rims with kinji
Date Description Narrative
4/02/2014Examinationexamined for exhibition
  • From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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1st half 19th century (late Edo)
black, silver, red, and gold lacquer over wood
(Lacquer & Inlay)
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H: 2 1/16 × W: 3 5/16 × D: 2 5/16 in. (5.3 × 8.4 × 5.8 cm)
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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