Case (Inrō) with Design of Squid, Shells and Seaweed
Hara Yōyūsai (Japanese, 1772–1845)
Edo period (1615–1868)
early 19th century
Case: powdered gold (maki-e) and colored lacquer on black lacquer with mother-of-pearl and gold inlays; Fastener (ojime): ivory carved with abstract design; Toggle (netsuke): ivory carved in the shape of a crab
H. 3 1/4 (8.3 cm); W. 2 in. ( 5.1 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1913
Not on view
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Japan," November 5, 1991–December 15, 1992.
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: Hara Yōyūsai (Japanese, 1772–1845)Date: early 19th centuryMedium: Lacquer with gold and silver makie, coral, and applied stained ivory
Ojime: bead with stylized medallions; green stone with gold makie lacquer
Netsuke: round box with iris designAccession: 13.67.33On view in:Not on view
Artist: Hara Yōyūsai (Japanese, 1772–1845)Date: 19th centuryMedium: Sprinkled gold lacquer with gold, silver, and red makie, takamakie, and coral inlay
Ojime: bead; tortoiseshell
Netsuke: box with decoration of violets; gold makie lacquer with gold and silver makieAccession: 36.100.245On view in:Not on view