Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
Japanese incense box in the form of a flattened drum with realistic wood grain pattern in gold flake togidashi maki-e lacquer and high relief lacquer to resemble iron studs along the sides. The top of the box is done in low-relief maki-e gold lacquer with the image of a mother hen and father rooster pecking for food with their three infant chicks. The crest and waddle of each rooster are done with touches of red lacquer. The interior box and bottom are done in dense nashiji lacquer gold flakes.

Edo period 18th century

Dimensions: 3 1/8" x 3 1/8" x 1" H
item #1396888