Arakawa Toyozo (Japanese, 1894-1985). <em>Kogo (Incense Box)</em>, ca. 1956. Gray Shino Ware; stoneware with feldspathic glaze over iron slip, 2 1/4 x 2 3/8 in. (5.7 x 6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Ellen Conant, 76.207. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 76.207_SL1.jpg)

Kogo (Incense Box)

Artist:Arakawa Toyozo

Medium: Gray Shino Ware; stoneware with feldspathic glaze over iron slip

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Dates:ca. 1956

Dimensions: 2 1/4 x 2 3/8 in. (5.7 x 6 cm)

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Accession Number: 76.207

Image: 76.207_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Incense box in the shape of a persimmon. Small globular box that separates into a flattened hemispherical lower section with a stepped-in, unglazed lip and a domical lid with a knob in the form of a persimmon stem. Recessed foot, four subtle vertical indentations, realistically-modeled leaf-like cap. Covered except for the lip areas with a gray glaze mottled to reddish brown depending on its thickness and the presence of iron oxide on the clay surface. Three prominent spur marks on footrim. Condition: No damage.

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