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Case (Inrō) with Design of God of Longevity (Jurōjin) Seated beside His Stag (obverse) Hotei (Putai) Asleep (reverse)

Yasumasa Ekisei
Meiji period (1868–1912)
late 19th century
Gold lacquer with gold, silver, and brown hiramakie sprinkled and polished lacquer, takamakie sprinkled and polished lacquer relief, and ivory, abalone, and mother-of-pearl inlay; Interior: nashiji, fundame and decoration; Netsuke: ebony man crouching beneath a load of coral; Ojime: wood and metal two-faced head of a demon
3 15/16 x 2 1/2 x 1 in. (10 x 6.4 x 2.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Edward S. Harkness, 1940
Accession Number:
Not on view
Signature: Yasumasa Ekisei, Shibayama style

Marking: Seal: plaque raden
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