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Incense container

Incense container

  • Place of origin:

    Japan (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1830 - ca.1880 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood covered in red lacquer

  • Credit Line:

    Alexander Gift

  • Museum number:

    W.104-1916

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Circular Box, wood covered in red lacquer, carved with lotuses, cicadas, chrysanthemums and butterflies on a wave-patterned ground, and the sides are covered with a key-fret pattern; the interior is of black lacquer.

Place of Origin

Japan (made)

Date

ca.1830 - ca.1880 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Wood covered in red lacquer

Marks and inscriptions

Zokoku
Style of Tamakaji Zokoku (1805-1869)

Sansho

Dimensions

Height: 2.9 cm, Diameter: 8.9 cm

Descriptive line

Incense container, wood covered in carved red lacquer with a design of lotuses, cicadas, chrysanthemums and butterflies, signed Zokoku and Sansho, Japan, 1830-1880

Labels and date

Incense box
In the style of Tamakaji Zōkoku (1805-1869)
Carved red lacquer
1830-1880
V&A W.104-1916
Given by the Misses Alexander
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Materials

Wood

Techniques

Lacquered; Carving

Subjects depicted

Cicada; Lotus; Butterflies; Chrysanthemum

Categories

Lacquerware; Containers

Collection

East Asia Collection

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