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Inro with a Western Bowman Aiming at a Faun
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Inro with a Western Bowman Aiming at a Faun

Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description A standard shape light ceramic five compartment inro decorated in relief with a faun holding a reed pipe. The reverse with a European archer with brown hair and flowered coat, wearing spurs. Both in relief and with blue and green glazes. The archer's robe with scrolls and flowers in dark blue, green and red. The hair is light brown. The light cord runners with scales, and the brown background incised to imitate tree bark. Spurious signature and date in raised lacquer characters within an irregularly shaped gold lacquer section on the bottom of the inro. The interior has a turquoise glaze. The cord channels are external.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Horeki san nen haru / Haritsu zo; [Translation] Made by Haritsu in the spring of the third year of Horeki (1753)
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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ca. 1743 (Edo)
earthenware with overglaze enamels and gold lacquer
Accession Number
inro: 4 x 1 13/16 x 1 1/8 in. (10.1 x 4.6 x 2.8 cm)
Location Within Museum
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