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Inro with the Three Friends of Winter (Pine, Bamboo, and Prunus)
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Inro with the Three Friends of Winter (Pine, Bamboo, and Prunus)


Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description A standard (oblong) "tsuishu" lacquer four compartment inro. A design of pine, bamboo, and prunus in "tsuishu" carving on a red ground. The lower section of the inro with a diaper pattern of "asanoha." The interior in "nashiji" and "fundame." The cord channels are external. Together with a lacquered wood carved netsuke in the shape of a seated "shishi inu."
Exhibitions
  • Netsuke: Miniature Sculpture of Japan. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1978.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
19th century (Edo; Meiji)
Medium
red lacquer, wood, silver
(Lacquer & Inlay)
Accession Number
67.538
Measurements
inro: 3 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 1 1/8 in. (8.5 x 6 x 2.8 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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