Spectacular Incense Box: Hills and River, Gold and Silver Chrysanthemums
Incense box in nashiji lacquer with design of a river flowing through highly defined hills covered with chrysanthemums. Several uses of gold lacquer, cut gold and gold sheeting, along with silver, create a dramatic design of exemplary 19th century work. The tiered box has a domed lid, silk sack and a lacquer outer box. Incense boxes are rarer than most boxes, are of a refined sensibility, and are much sought after.
- First half of the 19th century
- 9 1/2" h x 8" w x 7 1/2" d
- 24.1cm h x 20.3cm w x 19.1cm d x 0cm diam
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