Kogo in the shape of a deer

Hiramaki-e lacquer, nashiji and fundame

Edo period, 19th century

Length: 10.5 cm, height: 6.5 cm


Since the Heian period, The theme of deer and autumn plants has been utilized in poetry and art to symbolize autumn. This unusual kogo, a small incense container used during the tea ceremony, depicts the animal crouching, one leg extended, decorated just so with maple leaves, yellowing for the autumn season.

Price: 12,000 €

Inventory Nr: 1807

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