Traditional Japanese Art for a Bright Future "Signs of Good Fortune" from the collection of Susan Tosk

Nov 12, 2020 - Dec 30, 2020

Unsigned (Signs of Good Fortune)

Nashiji inro, with mandarin oranges design, lacquer netsuke and ojime

Nashiji lacquer inro, gold, silver hiramakie, silver lacquer netsuke and gold lacquer ojime
3 1/4 in

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Unsigned, 18th century

Like pines, mandarin oranges are evergreen and have a meaning of eternity. In Kojiki, it says Emperor Suinin ordered an elixir of immortality from utopia. That is believed to be the mandarine orange which are planted in Kyoto Imperial Palace.

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