Ordering number : F19258
Mei (signature) : Gyokusensai Kajikawa saku.
Inro : H 8.10 cm x W 4.84 cm x D 2.69 cm.
( H 3.18 inches x W 1.90 inches x D 1.05 inches)
Netsuke : H 3.52 cm x W 2.21 cm x D 3.74 cm.
( H 1.38 inches x W 0.87 inches x D 1.47 inches)
Box : length 27 cm x width 10.7 cm x height 4.3 cm.
(length 10.62 inches x width 4.21 inches x h 1.69 inches)
Jidai(era) : After Meiji period
Special feature : Cranes and Ume tree are painted with Makie.
Netsuke was made of wood. The dog is engraved.
At he beginning, Inro was used as a tool to keep one’s
seal and vermilion inkpad inside. But the early Edo period, it changed to
carry some medicines. In travel, it became necessaries regardless of the
man and woman. A lot of Inro consists of the group of a small box from 3
to 4 steps. Several kinds of regular medicines were subdivided here.
As the Edo period neared its end, inro became increasingly decorative
and popular as fashionable accesories.
In the box
AOI estimation paper