Results 1 1193
430 Previous Next

Inro with Lions and Elephant, Netsuke of Badger Sitting in Lotus Leaf
Explore Object
Creative Commons License

Inro with Lions and Elephant, Netsuke of Badger Sitting in Lotus Leaf


Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description An almost circular dark brown "sabiji" lacquer two compartment inro of an elephant on one side and two "karashishi" on the reverse. The design in bold relief with the elephant and one "karashishi" in silver. The other "karashishi" in black lacquer spotted with gold foil. All on a ground of "sabiji." The interior of "nashiji" and "fundame" or "kinji." The cord channels are external lobed metal (copper alloy?). Together with a carved ivory netsuke in the shape of a badger wrapped in a lotus leaf. Inscribed in a cartouche on the lotus leaf on the back of the badger.
Exhibitions
  • Netsuke: Miniature Sculpture of Japan. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1978.
  • Japanese Lacquers. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Ranka
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

Download Image Add to Collection Creative Commons License

Period
Inro: 18th century; Netsuke: late 19th century (Edo; Meiji)
Medium
lacquer, silver, gold foil, ivory, copper alloy (?)
(Lacquer & Inlay)
Accession Number
67.426
Measurements
inro: 2 5/8 x 2 7/8 x 1 1/8 in. (6.6 x 7.3 x 2.8 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

Tags


    Thumbnail: Inro with Lions and Elephant, Netsuke of Badger Sitting in Lotus Leaf
    Zoom Out Zoom In Back to Details  
    Full Size: Inro with Lions and Elephant, Netsuke of Badger Sitting in Lotus Leaf