Incense box 香合 kôgô
Price: € 280,00
An elegant flat hexagonal black lacquered 色漆 (roiro’urushi) incense box 香合 (kôgô) decorated with aogai 青貝 (inlaid mother of pearl). The lid of the kôgô portrays two karako 唐子 (Chinese children) playing outside, and the sides are decorated with flowers and a variety of shapes: diamonds and ovals. The inside of the box is lacquered evenly in red.
The kôgô is in beautiful original condition. Please see the photos for reference to its condition.
It comes in its original wooden box that is signed and sealed by Eiô 栄峰.
Length: 7.5 cm, Width: 6.5 cm, Height: 2.3 cm
Shōwa period (1926-1989).
Kôgô are most widely used in Japan for the storage of incense and cosmetics. The burning of incense began during the 6th century with the introduction of Buddhism. Incense is used to purify the air in order to perform sacred religious rites and ceremonies.
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.