The Inrō Collection in the Náprstek Museum
|Klíčová slova||inrō, box, stamp case, Japanese lacquer, Edo period, Japan|
|Citace||TŮMOVÁ, Adéla. The Inrō Collection in the Náprstek Museum. Annals of the Náprstek Museum. Praha: Národní muzeum, 2021, 42(2), 49–69. DOI: https://doi.org/10.37520/anpm.2021.008. ISSN 0231-844X (print), 2533-5685 (online). Dostupné také z: https://publikace.nm.cz/periodicke-publikace/annals-of-the-naprstek-museum/42-2/the-inr-collection-in-the-naprstek-museum|
Small several-compartment cases called inrō were a supplement to Japanese men‘s clothing during the Edo period and were used to store various small items (especially personal stamps). Decorated with various techniques, such as decorating with gold, nacre (mother of pearl), and inlaying with metals, they gradually became a decorative accessory for Japanese clothing. In the 19th century inrō became favorite collector’ items in Europe. This article deals with inrō collection in the Naprstek Museum, its origin, but also with the techniques of inrō production.