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Inro with White Lily
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Inro with White Lily

Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description A black standard (oblong) three compartment inro. On one side a lily in inlaid raden, the leaves in "takamakie" in silver. A butterfly in "takamakie" in gold flying just above the lily. A plant with red lacquer leaves in the background. Part of the butterfly's wing is at the top of the inro. All on a black "roiro" lacquer ground. Another lily on the reverse whose leaves circle around to the other side. The cord channels are internal. The interior in "fundame" of gold.
Date Description Narrative
11/08/1989Treatmentstabilized; loss compensation
2/07/1991Treatmentother; examined for exhibition
  • From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
Provenance Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Inscriptions [Signature] Jokasai none
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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mid-19th century (Edo)
gold and silver lacquer and shell over wood
(Lacquer & Inlay)
Accession Number
L: 8 11/16 in. (22 cm); Inro H: 2 13/16 × W: 2 3/4 × D: 15/16 in. (7.2 × 7 × 2.4 cm); Netsuke H: 5/8 × W: 1 1/4 × D: 1 7/16 in. (1.6 × 3.2 × 3.6 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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