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Inro with Hotei, Crane, and Children; Netsuke of a Puppy, Gourd Vine, and Straw Snow Protector
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Inro with Hotei, Crane, and Children; Netsuke of a Puppy, Gourd Vine, and Straw Snow Protector


Description Exhibitions Inscription Credit
Description A carved ivory netsuke of a puppy, gourd plant, and snow protector A standard (oblong) gold lacquer four compartment inro. Hotei on one side seated in a cart, accompanied by a crane behind the cart, under a plum tree. On the opposite two standing karako, with a crane behind them, with one of the boys carrying a banner. The design in takamakie in gold and a bronze-like lacquer with touches of red and inlaid ivory on the karako and Hotei all on a ground of fundame in gold. The interior in nashiji and fundame. Inscribed on the bottom of the lower case in gold and a red lacquer tsubo seal. The cord channels are internal.
Exhibitions
  • From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
Inscriptions [Signature] Kajikawa saku; [Seal] Ei
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
1st half 19th century (late Edo)
Medium
Gold lacquer, red, silver and brown lacquer, ivory, wood Ivory
(Lacquer & Inlay)
Accession Number
67.513
Measurements
Overall L with cord: 9 5/16 in. (23.7 cm); Inro H: 3 9/16 × W: 2 5/16 × D: 13/16 in. (9 × 5.8 × 2 cm); Netsuke H: 7/8 × W: 1 7/16 × D: 1 in. (2.3 × 3.6 × 2.6 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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