A FINE GOLD LACQUER KOGO (INCENSE BOX) IN THE FORM OF A BOAT WITH FIREFLIES A FI…
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A FINE GOLD LACQUER KOGO (INCENSE BOX) IN THE FORM OF A BOAT WITH FIREFLIES

A FINE GOLD LACQUER KOGO (INCENSE BOX) IN THE FORM OF A BOAT WITH FIREFLIES Japan, 19th century Finely crafted in the form of a small boat with a removable thatched roof forming the cover, bearing a lustrous gold kinji ground and decorated in gold takamaki-e and hiramaki-e, with fine aogai inlays to the thatch roof. The side of the boat bearing mother-of-pearl reeds and two hotaru (fireflies). The interior of nashiji. SIZE 13.6 x 5.2 x 5.4 cm Condition: Very good condition with only minor typical wear, particularly along the edges. Auction comparison: Compare a related gold-lacquer kobako (small box) and cover in the form of a cormorant on a boat, 11.5 cm long, at Bonhams, Fine Japanese Art, 17 May 2018, London, lot 171 (sold for GBP 1,750).

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A FINE GOLD LACQUER KOGO (INCENSE BOX) IN THE FORM OF A BOAT WITH FIREFLIES

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