After a design by Ogata Kōrin (Japanese, 1658–1716)
Edo period (1615–1868)
Gold lacquer with pewter inlay; Ojime: bronze and gold jar; Netsuke: carved tortoiseshell turtle
Overall (inro): H. 1 15/16 in. (5 cm); W. 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm); D. 11/16 in. (1.7 cm)
Overall (netsuke): H. 11/16 in. (1.7 cm); W. 1 3/16 in. (3 cm); L. 1 9/16 in. (4 cm)
Overall (ojime): H. 3/8 in. (1 cm); W. 3/16 in. (0.5 cm); D. 3/16 in. (0.5 cm)
The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Not on view
This inrô, designed and signed by Shibata Zeshin (1807–1891), was crafted in tribute to another great artist, Ogata Kôrin (1658–1716).
Signature: Zeshin; Signature add: Sha, incised, Hokkyo Korin inside lid
Inscription: Zeshin copying Hokkyo Korin
Howard Mansfield , New York (until 1936; sold to MMA)
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