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Inro | | Japan (made), Date: ca. 1750-1850 (made), Materials and Techniques: Polychrome carved lacquer

Inro

A netsuke ('root-fix) was attached to the end of the inro cord, stopping the weight of the inro causing it to slip through the waist sash. The cord was passed round the back of the sash, and the netsuke hooked over the edge.

Case (Inrô ) with Design of Grapevine  Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Date: 18th–19th century Culture: Japan Medium: Case: gold and colored lacquer and gold foil on black lacquer with greenstained ivory, mother-of-pearl, amber, and horn inlays; Fastener (ojime): ivory with design of plants; Toggle (netsuke): ivory medallion carved with design of fruited vines

Case (Inrō ) with Design of Grapevine Period: Edo period Date: century Culture: Japan 印籠

Collection | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Collection | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Case (Inrô) with Design of Eulalia Grass and Deer  Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Date: 19th century Culture: Japan Medium: Case: powdered gold (maki-e), gold, silver, and gold foil on black lacquer with shell inlay; Fastener (ojime): white agate; Toggle (netsuke): ivory carved in the shape of an eagle catching a fox

Inrô with Design of Eulalia Grass and Deer, Edo period Date: century Case: powdered gold (maki-e), gold, silver, and gold foil on black lacquer with shell inlay; netsuke: ivory carved in the shape of an eagle catching a fox

Case (Inrô) with Design of Deer and Maple Trees (obverse); Mount Fuji (reverse)  Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Date: ca. 1820 Culture: Japan Medium: Case: lacquer with pottery plaques; Fastener (ojime): coral; Toggle (netsuke): red lacquer carved with design of Chinese figure and plant

Case (Inrō) with Design of Deer and Maple Trees (obverse); Mount Fuji (reverse) Period: Edo period Date: ca.

Shibata Zeshin, after a design by Ogata Kôrin: Inrô with design of sea foam (36.100.249) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropoli...

Inrō with Stylized Waves - Shibata Zeshin (Japanese, After a design by Ogata Kōrin (Japanese, - Edo period century - Gold lacquer with pewter inlay; Ojime: bronze and gold jar;

Inrō are small containers with multiple chambers for holding medicinal herbs, seals, and other small items. They are worn suspended from a sash by means of small toggles that are known as netsuke. Use of inrō, which developed in lieu of pockets in traditional Japanese clothing, flourished from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century

Inrō with Cockatoo and Magnolia Yamada Jōkasai (Japanese, Period: Edo period

Case (Inrō) with Design of Clamshells and Fireflies

Case (Inrô) with Design of Clamshells and Fireflies Koma Yasutada (dates unknown) (Japanese) Period: Edo period

A four-case lacquer inro and box netsuke en suite Meiji period (late 19th century), Japan, signed Zeshin (Shibata Zeshin; 1807-1891) Decorated in polychrome takamaki-e with scenes of implements for the first tea event of the New Year (hatsugama),...

A four-case lacquer inro and box netsuke en suite Meiji period (late century), Japan, signed Zeshin (Shibata Zeshin; Decorated in polychrome takamaki-e with scenes of implements for the first tea event of the New Year (hatsugama),.

Japan, Ryukyu Kingdom  Inro; Ojime; Netsuke, mid-18th century  Costume/clothing accessory/waistwear, Four-case inro with design of dragon and clouds on black lacquer with inlaid aogai and gold; carved ivory dragon ojime; manju with carved baku-headed dragon

Netsuke Japan, Ryūkyū Kingdom, century- [inrō] lacquer with aogai and gold inlays; [netsuke] ivory [inro] 3 x 2 in.

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