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Inro Depicting Peacocks and Peonies with Netsuke in Shape of a Clam
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Inro Depicting Peacocks and Peonies with Netsuke in Shape of a Clam


Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description A standard (oblong) gold lacquer four compartment inro. The design extends around the inro with a peahen standing on rocks and surrounded by peonies. A peacock is on the other side in the same type of scenery. The design is in "takamakie" of various shades of gold with "obikirame" and inlay of aogai. With touches of brown lacquer on the wings of the birds. The background of "fundame" in gold. The interior with "nashiji." The rims with "kinji" or "fundame." With a wood netsuke carved in the shape of a clam.
Exhibitions
  • Exposition Universelle. Paris. 1878.
Provenance Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1878; William T. Walters, Baltimore, 1878, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions "kao" [Signature] Jo-o; [Signature] Yutokusai
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, 1878

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Period
mid 19th century (Edo; Meiji)
Medium
lacquer, wood, abalone shell inlay
(Lacquer & Inlay)
Accession Number
67.402
Measurements
inro: 3 11/16 x 1 3/4 x 1 1/16 in. (9.3 x 4.5 x 2.7 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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