Antique Japanese lacquered Inro Meiji period (1868 -1912)

Antique Japanese lacquered Inro Meiji period (1868 -1912)

SKU: J71

 

 

Authentic Antique Meiji period (1868 -1912), Japanese five-case, dark brown - lacquered Inro with finely carved flower heads.

An Inro is a small portable case with several compartments. Originally used for holding medicine or other small items, they became a part of traditional Japanese male costume.

MEASUREMENTS: Height: 8.3 cm (3 1/4 in). Width: 5.1cm (2 in).

 

CONDITION: Damaged - chipped lacquer in several places.

A very similar Inro is in a, collection of the Pitt Rivers Museum, of the University of Oxford in Oxford, England.

Please see the links below:

http://www.prm.ox.ac.uk/LGweb/netsuke/1924_6_36.htm

    $240.00Price