Ordering number: F23575
Mei (signature) : Mumei.
Inro : H 8.0 cm x W 6.2cm x D 1.96cm.
( H 3.14 inches x W 2.44 inches x D 0.77 inches)
Netsuke(Shishi dog) : H 3.64 cm x W 2.32 cm
( H 1.43 inches x W 0.91 inches)
Netsuke(Daikokuten god) : H 1.78 cm x W 1.59cm
( H 0.70 inches x W 0.62 inches)
Box : length 15.8 cm x width 8.7 cm x height 5.2 cm.
(length 6.22 inches x width 3.42 inches x h 2.04 inches)
Jidai(era) : After the end of Edo period
Special feature : On the Kin Nashiji, wave and pine tree are painted.
Netsuke is shishi dog riding on a ball and Daikokuten god.
In the beginning, Inro was used as a tool to keep one’s
seal and vermilion inkpad inside. But in the early Edo period, it changed to
carry some medicines. In travel, it became necessary 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 accessories.
In the box
Aoi Art estimation paper