Satsuma kōgō, or incense box, with chrysanthemumsOn display
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Satsuma kōgō, or incense box, with chrysanthemums
Material and technique
earthenware, with polychrome overglaze enamels, including gold
Dimensionswith lid 3.7 cm (height)
without lid 2.3 cm (height)
8 cm (diameter)
at foot 4 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Sir Herbert Ingram, 1956.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 36 | Japan from 1850
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Glossary of terms
Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1000-1200⁰c. The resulting ceramic is non-vitreous and varies in colour from dark red to yellow.