Attributed to Ogawa Haritsu (1663-1747)
A multi-coloured glazed ceramic iremono (box) with two sections in the form of a cluster of shells the largest being an upturned awabi (abalone) and the other a sazae (horned turban) resting against a closed clam encrusted with barnacles. Each one has a separately fashioned lid decorated with different varieties of crustacea interspersed with seaweed.
Japan 18th century Edo period
Dimensions: H. 5¼” x W. 12¾” x D. 11″ (13cm x 32cm x 27.5cm)