Description A carved ivory netsuke of a standing boy holding a mask over his face and standing behind a seated infant. Inscribed in an irregularly shape cartouche. A standard (oblong) three compartment gold lacquer inro. Seven flying swallows (tsubami), with red colored necks, over both sides of the inro. A design of slightly raised work of black, red, and silver lacquer in hiramakie for the swallows on a ground of fundame in gold. Inscribed in gold on the bottom of the lower compartment. Ink writing in kanji on gold paper pasted into the top of each compartment (three). Remnants of seal paste or dried incense in the second compartment. The cord channels are internal.
|11/08/1979||Examination||examined for condition|
- Netsuke: Miniature Sculpture of Japan. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1978.
- Japanese Lacquers. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984.
- From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
Inscriptions [Signature] Koma Kyuhaku saku; [Signature] Tomochika
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
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