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Inro with Cranes in a Stream and the Moon Rising; Netsuke with Flowering Plants
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Inro with Cranes in a Stream and the Moon Rising; Netsuke with Flowering Plants


Description Exhibitions Inscription Credit
Description A lacquer square manju netsuke of flowering plants in an incense burner and a fan. A standard (oblong) black lacquer four compartment inro. Four cranes standing in a stream near a reed under a moon behind clouds on one side. On the other one standing crane amidst reeds in a stream under a cloudy sky. Four crest-like panels on the top of the lid and three on the bottom of the lower compartment. A dragon and a Ho-o are included on some of the panels. The design is in inlaid aogai (one crane on each side and reeds), a gold lacquer (gold foil) crane on one side and two silver lacquer (silver foil) cranes on one side all on a ground of black roiro. Scattered sections of nashiji. The interior of nashiji and fundame. The cord channels are internal.
Exhibitions
  • From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Creator
Period
19th century (late Edo)
Medium
black lacquer, gold foil, silver foil, abalone shell, wood lacquer
(Lacquer & Inlay)
Accession Number
67.499
Measurements
Overall L with cord: 11 1/4 in. (28.5 cm); Inro H: 3 1/4 × W: 2 3/16 × D: 7/8 in. (8.2 × 5.6 × 2.3 cm); Netsuke H: 1 1/8 × W: 1 1/8 × D: 5/8 in. (2.9 × 2.9 × 1.6 cm); Bead L: 9/16 × Diam 1/2 in. (1.5 × 1.3 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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