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Inro with Flowering Autumn Grasses, Fireflies, and Crickets; Netsuke of a Turtle
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Inro with Flowering Autumn Grasses, Fireflies, and Crickets; Netsuke of a Turtle


Description Exhibitions Inscription Credit
Description A carved lacquered wood netsuke in the form of a turtle. A standard (oblong) black lacquer seven compartment inro. The design in hiramakie in gold with some silver and red lacquer and inlaid glass and ivory. The background of black roiro. The interior of nashiji and fundame. Flowering grasses, two crickets and a firefly on both sides. The cord channels are external.
Exhibitions
  • Netsuke: Miniature Sculpture of Japan. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1978.
  • 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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Period
early 19th century (Edo)
Medium
black, gold, silver, and red lacquer, ivory, glass over wood; lacquer over wood
(Lacquer & Inlay)
Accession Number
67.439
Measurements
L: 7 7/8 in. (20 cm); Inro H: 3 1/4 × W: 2 1/16 × D: 1 1/16 in. (8.2 × 5.3 × 2.7 cm); Netsuke H: 1/2 × W: 1 1/4 × D: 1 15/16 in. (1.3 × 3.2 × 5 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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