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Inro with Pine and Snow-Covered Ardisia Japonica
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Inro with Pine and Snow-Covered Ardisia Japonica


Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description A standard (oblong) grey lacquer three case inro. On one side a snow-covered "yabukoji" in "hiramakie" in gold with berries in applied carnelain on a grey lacquer round. On the other side a pine branch with a pine cone in gold. Inscribed in gold near the pine tree and a red seal. Inscribed on the bottom of the lower case with the inro artist's name. The interior of red lacquer and "fundame." The cord channels are external. Together with a carved ivory netsuke seal of a "shishi" on a ball all on a rectangular platform.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
11/08/1979Examinationexamined for condition
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Designer] Hoitsu hitsu; [Seal] Keikyo; [Signature] Yoyusai; [Translation] After the design of Hoitsu
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
late 18th century (Edo)
Medium
lacquer, carnelian inlay, gold, ivory
(Lacquer & Inlay)
Accession Number
67.415
Measurements
inro: 2 15/16 x 2 3/16 x 7/8 in. (7.4 x 5.6 x 2.2 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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