Cryptomeria wood incense box and tray with a monkey design in lacquer decoration.
Clay: soft, gray. Raku type. Glaze: gray with variations of yellowish, pinkish, and greenish tints. Reduced. Red Raku glaze. Decoration: seated crane in high relief. Underglaze iron marks on one edge to assist in aligning lid and base. Mark. “Koetsu” and cipher (kao) written on bottom of base with underglaze iron pigment.