Case (Inrō) with Design of Weeping Willow and Cherry Blossoms
Nakayama Komin (Japanese, 1808–1870)
Edo period (1615–1868)
Hiramaki-e with nashiji on black lacquer, roiro, nashiji, gold and silver hiramakie, gold and silver foil; Interior: nashiji and fundame; Ojime: ivory bead with vines and grasses in gold lacquer; Netsuke: woven basket with shell and gold lacquer)
3 1/16 x 2 1/16 x 13/16 in. (7.8 x 5.2 x 2 cm)
The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Not on view
Signature: Komin Sensen
Howard Mansfield , New York (until 1936; sold to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Japanese Textiles," 1991.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Graceful Gestures: Two Decades of Collecting Japanese Art," 2007.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Drama of Eyes and Hands: Sharaku's Portraits of Kabuki Actors," September 20, 2007–March 24, 2008.
Artist: Nomura Kyūkoku (Japanese, active first half of the 19th century)Date: active first half of the19th centuryMedium: Three cases; lacquered wood with gold hiramaki-e and ivory inlay on mother-of-pearl ground; Netsuke: carved ivory; flowers and grasses with silver butterflies; Ojime: silver and gold quail in autumn grasses
Accession: 14.40.878a, bOn view in:Not on view