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Case (Inrō) with Design of Bean Vine

Artist:
Mochizuki Hanzan (Japanese, 1743–?1790)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
18th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
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
Dimensions:
H. 3 in. (7.6 cm); W. 2 3/16 in. (5.5 cm); D. 13/16 in. (2 cm)
Classification:
Inrō
Credit Line:
The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.100.188
Not on view
Signature: Hanzan; Signature add: incised; cramic seal on base: Hanzan
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