Japanese lacquer Inro "Sumida river in Tokyo"

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Inro and Sagemono: Pre 1900: Item # 1442826

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A four-case lacquer inro in iroe, togidashi, hirame and kirigane lacquer, on a nashiji lacquer background, decorated with a boat, sailing on the flow, carrying numerous passengers, there are some mountains in the background.
Nashi-ji lacquer interior.
The ornamentation probably depicts the Sumida river in Tôkyô. A similar inro is represented in the book Inrô, japanese belt ornaments the Trumpf collection, Uta Werlich/Susanne Germann, Linden-Museum Stuttgart, arnolsche art publishers.

Origin : sale in Drouot, 11th February 1987, n°233, Portier label, hand-written note : Tony Smet, 27.10.1953

Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912)

Height: 2,8 in (7 cm) - Length : 2.2 in (5,6 cm) - Width : 0.8 in (2cm)

The wooden netsuke depicts Hoteï with a child, Hoteï is holding a sacred gem (Tama) in his hand. Hoteï is the most popular among the Seven Gods of Fortune, he is always depicted as a laughing man with a big belly and wearing Chinese clothes. Therefore, he is easily recognizable.

Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912)

Height : 1,8 in (4,5 cm)