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Inro with Kagamibuta Netsuke

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Japan Anonymous, Japanese
Inro with Kagamibuta Netsuke, 19th c.
Metal
2 1/4 in. x 1 13/16 in. x 1/2 in. (5.72 cm x 4.57 cm x 1.27 cm)


Object Type: Decorative Arts
Technique: Metalworking
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Edward Nagel
Accession Number: 71.1.401 a, b


Dimensions
Inro: 2.25 x 1.8 x 0.5 inches
Netsuke: 1.5 x 1.5 x 0.5 inches

Marks
No marks.

Medium
Painted metalwork and lacquer work on inro case and inro, carved ivory netsuke with engraved copper lid.

Object Description
Elaborate 4-tiered (dan) polished metal inro that removes from painted metal case, bird and tree imagery on case with gold leaves and feathers, ivory Kagamibuta netsuke with engraved copper lid and engraved male figures by tree. Four Chinese style figures on Kagamibuta Netsuke and pheasant on Inro. Netsuke engraved with signature on lid, increasing the value of the piece. Medicine powder residue in compartments of Inro.


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