Art/ Collection/ Art Object

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

Artist:
Yasumasa Ekisei
Period:
Meiji period (1868–1912)
Date:
late 19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
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
Dimensions:
3 15/16 x 2 1/2 x 1 in. (10 x 6.4 x 2.5 cm)
Classification:
Inrō
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Edward S. Harkness, 1940
Accession Number:
40.56.6a–c
Not on view
Signature: Yasumasa Ekisei, Shibayama style

Marking: Seal: plaque raden
Related Objects

Inrō with Snail on Bamboo (obverse) and Poem (reverse)

Artist: Ganbun (Japanese, active until 1870s) Date: mid-19th century Medium: Single case; lacquered wood imitating bamboo with pewter and silver inlay and gold hiramaki-e Netsuke: bamboo; lacquered wood with gold hiramaki-e and stained ivory inlay Ojime: snail; copper Accession: 13.67.10 On view in:Gallery 223

Saya Inrō with Pine and Ivy (obverse) and Bamboo Grove (reverse)

Date: second half of the 19th century Medium: Sheath shape; lacquered wood with gold and silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, togidashimaki-e, and colored ivory inlay on gold lacquer ground Netsuke: kagamibuta type, lotus pad with frog; stained ivory and metal Ojime: agate bead Accession: 29.100.874 On view in:Gallery 223

Inrō with the Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove

Artist: Tōyō (Japanese, active second half of the 18th century) Date: second half of the 18th century Medium: Three cases; lacquered wood with gold and silver hiramaki-e, togidashimaki-e, and gold foil cutouts on black lacquer ground Netsuke: box with flowers; lacquered wood with hiramaki-e Ojime: coral bead Accession: 13.67.64 On view in:Gallery 223

Inrō with Bamboo Grove

Artist: Maki-e by Yūtokusai Gyokkei (Japanese, (active early–mid-19th century)) Date: mid-19th century Medium: Four cases; lacquered wood with gold and silver hiramaki-e on gold lacquer ground Netsuke: lacquered wood with inlay of a snail on bamboo Ojime: metal bead with birds Accession: 36.100.246 On view in:Gallery 223

Basketry Inrō

Date: mid-19th century Medium: Three cases; plaited bamboo or rattan covered with lacquer (urushi) Netsuke: edamame; ivory Ojime: bamboo; bronze with gold inlays Accession: 91.1.716 On view in:Gallery 223