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Inro, netsuke and ojime

The craft of lacquering, as well as making inro bodies, is highly complex, time-consuming and expensive. This example is decorated with a courtier’s hat and cherry blossom in gold, silver and black takamakie (‘high sprinkled picture’) lacquer.

Inrō with Design of Blossoming Plum Tree, by Hara Yōyūsai (Japanese, 1772–1845), Artist: After a design by Sakai Hōitsu (Japanese, 1761–1828), Edo period (1615–1868) 19th century, Sprinkled gold lacquer with gold, silver, and red makie, takamakie, and coral inlay Ojime: bead; tortoiseshell Netsuke: box with decoration of violets; gold makie lacquer with gold and silver makie, H 9.3; W.5.7; D.2.2 cm ©The Metropolitan Museum of Art #Inro, #Urushi, #Laque, #Japon, #Lacquer, #Japan

Inrō with Design of Blossoming Plum Tree Hara Yōyūsai (Japanese, side

Kajikawa School (active 17th to 19th centuries). Early 19th century. Inrō: lacquer with mother-of-pearl and coral inlays; Ojime: amber; Netsuke: ivory with lacquer. Inro: 3 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. (8.9 x 4.5 cm). Gift of Miss Bella Mabury (M.39.2.306).

Kajikawa School (active to centuries). Inrō: lacquer with mother-of-pearl and coral inlays; Netsuke: ivory with lacquer. Inro: 3 x 1 in. Gift of Miss Bella Mabury

Kajikawa School (Japan, died N/A)   Inro, Ojime, Netsuke, early 19th century  Costume/clothing accessory/waistwear, Four-case inro with roiro ground and kinji at lower edge in design of Okina dancer in carved gold metal; metal ojime of flowering lotus; two-piece ivory manju of Okina dancer,

Four-case inro of lacquer with a dancer in carved gold metal; metal ojime of flowering lotus; two-piece ivory netsuke.

Case (Inrô) with Design of Eulalia Grass and Deer  Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Date: 19th century Culture: Japan Medium: Case: powdered gold (maki-e), gold, silver, and gold foil on black lacquer with shell inlay; Fastener (ojime): white agate; Toggle (netsuke): ivory carved in the shape of an eagle catching a fox

Inrô with Design of Eulalia Grass and Deer, Edo period Date: century Case: powdered gold (maki-e), gold, silver, and gold foil on black lacquer with shell inlay; netsuke: ivory carved in the shape of an eagle catching a fox

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Case (Inrō) with Design of Bird on Standing on Rocks (obverse) Bird Flying above Waves (reverse), Edo period century., x x 2 cm ©The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Inrō with Basket of Spring Flowers (obverse); Basket of Autumn Flowers (reverse) Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Date: late 18th–early 19th century Culture: Japan Medium: Five cases; lacquered wood with gold and silver hiramaki-e, togidashimaki-e, cutout gold foil application on black and nashiji lacquer ground Netsuke: lacquered wood with hiramaki-e; chrysanthemum and paulownia flower Ojime: silver bead inlaid with gold

“Inrō with Basket of Spring Flowers (春秋花草蒔絵印籠); Basket of Autumn Flowers. lacquered wood with gold and silver hiramaki-e, togidashimaki-e, cutout gold foil application on black and nashiji lacquer ground Netsuke: lacquered wood.

Takenaga (Japan, Edo)   Inro, Ojime, Netsuke, early 19th century  Costume/clothing accessory/waistwear, Four-case inro with design of five crows in sumi-e togidashi on kinji ground; coral bead ojime; wood manju in Shibayama style with mother-of-pearl

Takenaga (Japan, Edo) Inro, Ojime, Netsuke, early 19th century Costume/clothing accessory/waistwear, Four-case inro with design of five crows in sumi-e togidashi on kinji ground; coral bead ojime; wood manju in Shibayama style with mother-of-pearl

A gold lacquer five-case inro by the Kajikawa family, 19th century Of upright form, bearing a kinji ground and lacquered with a cockerel perched on a vine-clad drum, its mate shown on the reverse, foraging for food beneath a spreading pine tree, in gold and slight-coloured takamakie; with a gold ojime carved and pierced with sparrows flying over wild flowers; and an ivory two-part manju, carved and pierced with birds flying over jakago in a stream, beneath a pine tree, unsigned.

A gold lacquer five-case inro by the Kajikawa family, century Of upright…

Case (Inrō ) with Design of a Gourd Vine, Yasutada KOMA (Japanese), Edo period…

Case (Inrō ) with Design of a Gourd Vine, Yasutada KOMA (Japanese), Edo period…

Case (Inrō) with Design of Two Hawks on Tasseled Perches

Case (Inrō) with Design of Two Hawks on Tasseled Perches Period: Edo period Date: century Culture: Japan Medium: Lacquer, roiro, mura nashiji, gold and coloured hiramakie, takamakie; Interior: nashiji and fundame

Inro (3 case). Magnolia blossoms and branches. Made of shell (white) inlaid and gold takamakie lacquer (black).

Magnolia blossoms and branches. Made of shell (white) inlaid and gold takamakie lacquer (black).

Inro; Ojime Netsuke, 18th century  Costume/clothing accessory/waistwear, Five-case inro with landscape on gold fundame ground and gold takamakie, kirigane and e-nashiji lacquer; metal vase ojime; ivory ryusa, manju type

Ojime Netsuke, century Costume/clothing accessory/waistwear, Five-case inro with landscape on gold fundame ground and gold takamakie, kirigane and e-nashiji lacquer;

Case (Inrō) with Chrysanthemum Decoration Case (Inrō) with Chrysanthemum Decoration Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Date: 18th–19th century Culture: Japan Medium: Gold and silver maki-e with inlay of mother-of-pearl on lacquered ground Dimensions: 2 15/16 x 2 1/8 x 1 in. (7.4 x 5.4 x 2.5 cm) Classification: Inrō Credit Line: H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 Accession Number: 29.100.876

Case (Inrō) with Chrysanthemum Decoration / Edo period / Date: century / Japan Medium: Gold and silver maki-e with inlay of mother-of-pearl on lacquered ground

Case (Inrō) with Design of Bird on Standing on Rocks (obverse) Bird Flying above Waves (reverse)  Period:     Edo period (1615–1868) Date:     19th century Culture:     Japan

Case (Inrō) with Design of Bird on Standing on Rocks (obverse) Bird Flying above Waves (reverse) Period: Edo period Date: century Culture: Japan

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