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Case (Inrō) with Basketwork Design

Edo period (1615–1868)
18th century
Woven cane over wood with red lacquer covering; ojime: metal bead; netsuke: ivory in the shape of peapods; Interior: cherry bark
H. 2 5/8 in. (6.6 cm); W. 2 1/16 in. (5.3 cm); D. 11/16 in. (1.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
Not on view
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