Art/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

山田常嘉斎作 木蓮オウム蒔絵螺鈿印籠
Inrō with Cockatoo and Magnolia

Artist:
Yamada Jōkasai (Japanese, 1811–1879)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Red lacquer ground with gold maki-e, carved red lacquer, and mother-of-pearl inlay Netsuke: poppy; ivory Ojime: roundels; red and green lacquer in wood
Dimensions:
3 5/8 x 1 13/16 x 1 3/16 in. (9.2 x 4.6 x 3 cm)
Classification:
Inrō
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
13.67.34
Not on view
Inrō are small containers with multiple chambers for holding medicinal herbs, seals, and other small items. They are worn suspended from a sash by means of small toggles that are known as netsuke. Use of inrō, which developed in lieu of pockets in traditional Japanese clothing, flourished from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century. The signature on the bottom of this example reads "Jōkasai," a reference to any one of a number of artists in the Yamada family, active after the late seventeenth century, who used that name.
Signature: Signed: Jōkasai
Related Objects

Netsuke of Blossom

Date: 19th century Medium: Ivory Accession: 10.211.450 On view in:Not on view

Wine Ewer with Design of Chrysanthemums and Paulownia Crests in Alternating Fields

Date: ca. 1596 Medium: Lacquered wood with sprinkled gold (makie) decoration in Kōdaiji style Accession: 1980.6 On view in:Not on view

Six of the Twelve Divine Generals (Jūni shinshō)

Date: 14th century Medium: Wood with lacquer, color, gold, and inlaid crystal eyes Accession: 2015.300.254a–f On view in:Gallery 224

Guardian Lion-Dogs

Date: mid-13th century Medium: Japanese cypress with lacquer, gold leaf, and color Accession: 2015.300.257a, b On view in:Gallery 223

Case (Inrō) with Design of Young Woman with Flower Basket of Plum Blossoms (obverse); Four Large Characters (reverse)

Date: 19th century Medium: Roiro lacquer with gold and colored sprinkled and polished makie, mother-of-pearl inlay; Interior: roiro, hirame & fundame; Netsuke: box with No dancer, Ojime: Bodhidharma Accession: 29.100.742 On view in:Not on view