Inro | Toshihide | Japan (made), Date: ca. 1800-1850 (made), Artist/Maker: Toshihide (maker), Materials and Techniques: black, gold and red lacquer
Makie lacquer inro with New Year toys on the fern ground
Artist/Maker: Shibayama (maker), Materials and Techniques: Carved ivory, encrusted with horn, pearl-shell and gold
Japanese inro (5 case). Cranes and pine tree by water and rising sun. Made of makie lacquer -- Turtle. Netsuke (Manju), made of ivory, gold.
A gold-lacquer and silver-mounted Shibayama-inlaid three-case inro Meiji Era
Jitokusai (active 19th century) and Yutokusai (active mid to late 19th century) Inro: lacquer with mixed metal flecks. Ojime: glass. Netsuke: lacquer on wood with inlaid gold. LACMA
Inro | Shibata Zeshin | Japan (made), Date: 1865 (made), Artist/Maker: Shibata Zeshin, born 1807 - died 1891 (maker), Materials and Techniques: Gold, silver and black hiramakie and black seigahanuri lacquer on a gold lacquer ground
Inro, netsuke and ojime
Inro, ca. 1775-1850 (made), Black lacquer ground inlaid with pearl-shell and gold foil. This inro is decorated with a dragon among stylised clouds on one side, and a pair of swallows in flight above foaming waves on the other. Both are framed and surrounded by diaper patterns at the sides, top and bottom of the inro. The decoration is carried out in small, thin iridescent pieces of pearl-shell and gold foil on a lustrous black lacquer ground in a style known as Somada.
Kozan (Japan, born active mid-19th century) Inro; Ojime; Netsuke, 19th century Costume/clothing accessory/waistwear, Four-case inro; Shirabyoshi dancer in gold takamakie on gold fundame ground; coral bead ojime; ivory netsuke of Okame in umbrella
Case (Inrō) with Design of Autumn Flowers
A black lacquer single-case inro The inro by Yamada Jokasai, the ojime by Mitsusuke, 19th century