Description This is a standard (oblong) black and gold lacquer four compartment inro. There is a design around the inro of partially raised bamboo blinds with clouds and three different types of chrysanthemums outside and in front of the blinds in "hiramakie" in gold and silver lacquer with "okibirame." The chrysanthemums are bold in design and made of inlaid raden, red and gold lacquer. There is red lacquer on one side and the inlaid raden on the other, all on a ground "roiro" and "jimaki." The interior is "nashiji" and "fundame," and there is an inscription on the bottom of the lower compartment. The cord channels are external. The inro is bound together with a carved, lacquered wood netsuke of a cock perched on a drum.
|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.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Kyukoku
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
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