Ordering number : F19173
Mei (signature) : Mumei.
Inro : H 8.81 cm x W 5.29 cm x D 2.06 cm.
( H 3.46 inches x W 2.08 inches x D 0.81 inches)
Netsuke : H 3.90 cm x W 3.90 cm x D 2.17 cm.
( H 1.53 inches x W 1.53 inches x D 0.85 inches)
Jidai(era) : After Meiji period
Special feature : Gold Nashiji Inro, mountains, pine trees and camp-curtain are painted with Makie.
The engraving of Yabusame(the art of shooting arrows on horseback) attached on the inro.
Netsuke is red lacquerware with patterns carved in relief(There is a repaired part). The stopper is red coral.
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