Inro (4 compartments). Design of garden fence and chrysanthemums. Made of black lacquer with coloured shell inlay, gold foil and makie in Somada style.
- Made in: Japan
- Length: 6.4 centimetres
Smith et al 1990
The piece is in the style of the Somada school active throughout the Edo period. Their work is characterised by delicate coloured shell inlay, 'makie', and especially the application of small pieces of gold foil over the lacquer to give a variety of colours. The decoration here is the traditional theme of a garden fence and chrysanthemums.
16 February 2006
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Object reference number: JCR6285
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