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Inrô with Chinese Boys (Karako) and a Landscape

ca. 1750–1850

Inrô: black lacquer ground on wood with gold foil, inlay of aogai shell, and silver; netsuke and ojime: black lacquer on wood

3 3/4 × 1 15/16 × 13/16 in. (9.6 × 5 × 2 cm)
Yale University Art Gallery
Edo period (1615–1868)
Containers - Lacquer

This object was found in storage. All due diligence was done to determine the source and the ownership status of the object. Following Connecticut's laws relating to abandoned property in museums, its presence in our collection was advertised. No claims were filed. The object status is now considered clear to formally enter our collection. See registrar's files for details.


Julia Hutt, Japanese Inro (London: Victoria & Albert Museum, 1997), 47, no. 30.

“Acquisitions 2015,” http://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2015_updated%2012_16_15.pdf (accessed December 1, 2015).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.