Takamaki-e with nashiji, gold and silver foil, and silver inlay on black lacquer; Interior: nashiji and fundame; Ojime: bead of inlaid metals and alloys; Netsuke: flowers, moon, and poem in gold lacquer on dark wood (signed: Designed by Hoitsu)
2 15/16 x 2 5/8 x 13/16 in. (7.5 x 6.6 x 2 cm)
The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Not on view
While the front of this inrō shows a solitary crow perched in a tree under a moonlit sky, the back shows a single bird at the foot of the same tree under a bright sun.
Signature: Senryu; Signature add: saku; made by Senryu (Senryu saku); netsuke: designed by Hoitsu
Marking: Seal: Chu-yu, red Tsubo
Howard Mansfield , New York (until 1936; sold to MMA)
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: Tōyō (Japanese, active ca. 1764–71)Date: late 18th centuryMedium: Silver shibuichi lacquer decorated with roiro (waxen) lacquer and gold sprinkled and polished hiramakie lacquer; Ojime: coral bead; Netsuke: metal zogan inlay pine treeAccession: 13.67.68On view in:Not on view
Artist: Kiyokawa (Japanese)Date: 18th centuryMedium: Colored lacquer with sprinkled gold and gold and silver foil; Ojime: jar; metal; Netsuke: love letter, rolled and tied; ivory with red, gold and silver makie lacquerAccession: 91.1.661On view in:Not on view
Artist: Shiomi Masanari (Japanese, 1647–ca. 1722)Date: early 18th centuryMedium: Case: gold, silver, and blue lacquer on black lacquer; Fastener (ojime): pierced gold with floral design; Toggle (netsuke): crystal carved in the shape of a bucket
Accession: 13.67.99On view in:Not on view