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Subject:Kogo or kobako
Posted By: Sally Fri, Aug 21, 2020 IP: 85.255.237.212

This is one of my favourite pieces , it's about 2x3" / 5×7.5cm. It 's a lacquer box for holding incense, either a kogo or a kobako, I'm not sure which. As far as I understand it , the kogo was for use during the tea ceremony whereas the kobako was not. I think it's either late 19th or early 20th century.







Subject:Re: Kogo or kobako
Posted By: Sally Sat, Aug 22, 2020

Having looked at a few more of these online it seems like a kogo may be the small box and a kabako is the larger box containing kogo.


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