© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Katalognummer: AB0319-0183
A RARE LACQUERED KOGO DEPICTING ONO NO KOMACHI, EDO PERIOD
Lacquered wood, pewter and copper
Japan, Edo period

The Kogo (incense box) is decorated on the lid with matt gold and silver takamaki-e depicting the beautiful poet Ono no Komachi (c. 825 – 900), one of the Rokkasen (the sixth best poets of the early Heian period). She is wearing courtly robes and is writing a poem, her facial expression serene and deeply focused. The entire surface of the kogo is covered in dark-red lacquer sprinkled with nashiji – Interestingly there is also a thin inlaid layer of copper under the poetess, as spots of green oxidation are visible. Old Japanese label on the base.

Dimensions: 2 x 9. 1 x 7.7 CM (H x L x W)
Condition: Good condition with minor wear to lacquer and spots of green oxidation to the surface
Provenance: British private collection

Nachverkauf:  € 500

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