Inro (1) - Lacquer - A fine gold lacquer four-case inro(印籠) with a parrot - Japan - 19th century

Description
Inro (1) - Lacquer - A fine gold lacquer four-case inro(印籠) with a parrot - Japan - 19th century
Fair condition, see description - 9.3×5.8×2 cm

Title: A fine gold lacquer four-case inro with a parrot
Date: 19th century
Size: (H) 9.3 x (W) 5.8 (D) 2.0 cm
Condition: Chipped lacquer on the edge of the cases. Wear on the edges. Restoration on one of the cord channels (bottom).

Four-case inro with gold lacquer ground, decorated in hiramaki-e and takamaki-e. The interior is in nashi-ji lacquer. One side shows a parrot perched on a branch, surrounded by peony flowers. Also known as the ‘King of Flowers’, the peony is a Japanese flower that is used as a symbol of good fortune, bravery, and honour. Usually known as talkative birds, parrots are a symbol of 'telling the truth'. Paired with peony flowers, this inro must have been a treasured possession showing the frank personality of its owner.

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Inro
Technique
Nashiji
Material
Lacquer
Period
19th century
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Attribution
Original
Title of artwork
A fine gold lacquer four-case inro(印籠) with a parrot
Condition
Fair condition, see description
Dimensions
9.3×5.8×2 cm
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