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Inro with Autumn Carnations and Badger Netsuke
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Inro with Autumn Carnations and Badger Netsuke

Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description A standard (oblong) black lacquer five compartment inro. Flowering pinks or carnations all around in "hiramakie" of gold and silver with "togidashiji." The flowers in red lacquer. The background in "roiro." The interior in "nashiji" and "fundame." Inscribed in gold with a gold "kakihan" on the bottom of the bottom compartment. The cord channels are external. Together with a carved wood netsuke in the form of a badger with a drum and with a signature (Toryu) carved on the bottom of the tail.
Date Description Narrative
11/08/1979Examinationexamined for condition
  • Centennial Exhibition Philadelphia. Memorial Hall, Philadelphia, Philadelphia. 1876.
  • Netsuke: Miniature Sculpture of Japan. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1978.
Provenance Wakai Kanesaburo, Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia, 1876; William T. Walters, Baltimore, 1876, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Toyo (kakihan); [Signature] Iizuka Toyo; [Signature] Toryu
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, 1876

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late 18th century (Meiji)
lacquer, coral, wood
(Lacquer & Inlay)
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H of inro: 3 1/4 x W: 2 1/16 x 15/16 in. (8.3 x 5.2 x 2.4 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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