Mother‐of‐pearl and Lacquered inro decorated with butterflies with a wooden Netsuke and an agate ojime - 土田宗悦(Soetsu tsuchida) - Japan - 17th/18th century (early Edo period)
Soetsu tsuchida(土田宗悦), Japanese famous maki-e artist in 17th/18th century (early Edo period).
You can find character "行年八十三歳 土田宗悦" in this Inro's bottom.
行年八十三歳 means 83 years old.
He made this Inro in 83 years old (18th century)
Size = 70mm ×51mm
Weight = 68ｇ
The inro has five compartments.
The netsuke is made of boxwood(tsuge).
Craft man's lacquer and mother‐of‐pearl is very beautiful
Mother of Pearl is a little peeled off.
Mother of Pearl, which is also known as nacre, is an iridescent layer of material that makes up the lining of many mollusks.
The most common source of this material are abalone and pearl oysters.
This is widely used as an inlay in many musical instruments, furniture, and jewelry pieces.
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