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Lacquer inrō

 

Height: 7.300 cm (inrō)
Height: 7.300 cm (inrō)

Asia JA OA+356

Rooms 92-94: Japan

    Lacquer inrō

    From Japan
    18th century AD

    Red lacquer in guri style arabesques

    Guri was a lacquer carving technique which originated in China. A number of layers of lacquer of different colours was built up and when these were carved through in intertwined whorls, the different colours were revealed. The matching netsuke, of the manju type (that is, in the shape of a rice dumpling), is also decorated with whorls.

    L. Smith, V. Harris and T. Clark, Japanese art: masterpieces in (London, The British Museum Press, 1990)

    L. Smith and V. Harris, Japanese decorative arts from (London, The British Museum Press, 1982)

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