江戸時代 琳派 梅蒔絵螺鈿香合 Incense Box with Flowering Plum Tree
School of Ogata Kōrin (Japanese, 1658–1716)
Edo period (1615–1868)
Gold lacquer with gold hiramaki-e, black lacquer, and mother-of-pearl inlay
H. 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm); W. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm); L. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
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.
Artist: In the style of Ogata Kōrin (Japanese, 1658–1716)Date: 18th–19th centuryMedium: Gold lacquer with dark gray ishime, gold, red, black, and silver makie, pewter, and mother-of-pearl; Ojime: bead with autumn wild flowers; Netsuke: rat eating peach; boxwoodAccession: 91.1.701On view in:Not on view
Artist: Style of Ogata Kōrin (Japanese, 1658–1716)Date: 19th centuryMedium: Gold lacquer ground with mother-of-pearl and pewter inlay
Netsuke: fish on wheels; carved wood
Ojime: vajra (thunderbolt); metal
Accession: 29.82.2On view in:Not on view