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Inro with Flowers on Basketwork Pattern; Netsuke of Seven Masks
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Inro with Flowers on Basketwork Pattern; Netsuke of Seven Masks


Description Exhibitions Inscription Credit
Description A gold lacquer four compartment inro in the shape of a woven hanging pouch shaped flower container or basket. Both sides are in the form of basketwork with a medallion cut out in the center from which spring forth peonies, iris, and wistaria (fuji). The design on one side in togidashi in gold and silver lacquer for iris. The reverse in hiramakie in gold with inlaid raden for peonies and violet colored glass(?). The background of black roiro which but for the central panels is covered with togidashi in the design of woven basketwork. On top mura-nashiji on black roiro. Interior with nashiji and fundame. The cord channels are internal. A wood carved netsuke of a cluster of seven No masks.
Exhibitions
  • 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 nonenone
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Creator
Period
19th century
Medium
gold and silver lacquer, mother of pearl, and glass over wood; wood
(Lacquer & Inlay)
Accession Number
67.464
Measurements
Overall L: 10 7/16 in. (26.5 cm); Netsuke H: 1 5/16 × W: 1 5/8 × D: 11/16 in. (3.3 × 4.1 × 1.7 cm); Inro H: 3 1/8 × W: 2 11/16 × D: 1 in. (8 × 6.9 × 2.5 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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