Inrō - Three Friends of Winter
Inrō - Three Friends of Winter

Inrō - Three Friends of Winter

A five-case inrō designed in gold takamaki-e, depicting the three friends of winter: pine, bamboo, and plum blossom. All three show great resilience to the cold months of the year, symbolising steadfastness, perseverance, and resilience. The pair of cranes further enhance the auspicious nature of the design.

To the verso, three Minogame, their carapace in gold foil, play under a waterfall. The Minogame and crane are partners of Jurōjin, the god of longevity.

The all gold design has been rendered using two shades of gold, with gold kirikane embellishing the highpoints.

Circa 1850

Unsigned

Height: 10.8cm

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