Case: powdered gold (maki-e) on lacquer with ceramic, lead, and mother-of-pearl inlays; ceramic seal on base; Fastener (ojime): alloy of silver and copper with design of mice in rice cakes; Toggle (netsuke): lacquer with design of lotus leaf and caterpillar in lead and ivory inlays
H. 3 in. (7.6 cm); W. 2 3/16 in. (5.5 cm); D. 13/16 in. (2 cm)
The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Not on view
Signature: Hanzan; Signature add: incised; cramic seal on base: Hanzan
Howard Mansfield , New York (until 1936; sold to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Enlightening Pursuits," February 28, 2001–August 5, 2001.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Birds, Flowers, and Buddhist Paradise Imagery in Japanese Art," February 14, 2004–June 13, 2004.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Sensitivity to the Seasons: Summer and Autumn in Japanese Art," June 24, 2011–October 23, 2011.
Artist: Koma Yasutada (Japanese)Date: late 18th centuryMedium: Case: powdered gold and silver (maki-e) and gold foil on red lacquer with mother-of-pearl inlay; Fastener (ojime): silver with design of bird and flowers in gold; Toggle (netsuke): carved ivory and colored lacquer with design of Daikoku in ivory and carnelian inlays
Accession: 29.100.828On view in:Not on view