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Incense Burner in the Shape of a Melon with Autumn Flowers and Grasses

Edo period (1615–1868)
early 17th century
Lacquer with sprinkled gold decoration in Kōdaiji style; gilt-bronze cover
3 1/4 x 3 7/8 in. (8.3 x 9.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
Not on view
Although the naturalistic depiction of profuse autumn flowers and grasses is based on the Kōdai-ji style, the meticulous quality of the technique of sprinkled gold on the black lacquer ground is characteristic of the craftsmanship of the early Edo period.
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