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江戸時代 琳派 梅蒔絵螺鈿香合
Incense Box with Flowering Plum Tree

Artist:
School of Ogata Kōrin (Japanese, 1658–1716)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Gold lacquer with gold hiramaki-e, black lacquer, and mother-of-pearl inlay
Dimensions:
H. 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm); W. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm); L. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)
Classification:
Lacquer
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number:
29.100.719
Not on view
The vivacity and boldness of the design on this box can be traced to the art of Ogata Kōrin, a painter, calligrapher, and potter who transformed Japanese art in the Edo period. The style he pioneered, which is known as Rinpa after the last syllable of his first name, is found in paintings, woodblock prints, lacquers, and ceramics dating well into the nineteenth century.
Mrs. H. O. (Louisine W.) Havemeyer , New York (until d. 1929; bequeathed to MMA).
New York. Japan House Gallery. "Rimpa, Masterworks of the Japanese Decorative School," September 13, 1971–November 14, 1971.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Sumptuous: East Asian Lacquer, 14th–20th Century," October 25, 2014–August 9, 2015.

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