Early 20th century (1920’s) incense container (Kogo) for tea ceremony; deeply carved in a pattern of concentric circles on the lid and repeated on the sides. Coloured lacquer (Tsuishi)is applied in many layers over the carved surface of the piece creating the unique style known as Kamakura-Bori Lacquer. The top section does not fit snugly now, but does not diminish the overall aesthetic or function of the piece.
Dimensions: 3-1/8”dia. x 1-3/4”d
Excellent Condition- In unused, or like-unused condition. No visual or structural or surface wear or damage shown. Pristine. As good as the day it was made.
Great Condition- Appears in slightly used condition but looks "Like New". Some minor wear, but retains the original craft/workmanship. May show minor wear, that does not affect the main design, or associated motif. No cracks, dents, chips or missing elements.
Good Condition- Minor wear which can be restored or repaired; may have surface flaws, like staining or soiling, confined to a small area. The flaw(s) are counterbalanced by another feature, like brilliant color or innovative design. Some fading or the piece may have been altered in some fashion.
Fair Condition- Main aesthetic/design showing damage. Excessive noticeable wear or damage. Worth buying if can be restored/repaired because of its aesthetic or design appeal or rarity. Note: wear/damage consistent with age/use can often enhance the 'Antique' qualities of a piece, giving it a desirable second chance in one's collection