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Case (Inrō) with Design of Cicada on Tree Trunk

Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
18th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Case: gold and metal on black lacquer with mother-of-pearl inlay; Fastener (ojime): coral; Toggle (netsuke): lacquer medallion with design of chrysanthemums and the Chinese character for longevity
Dimensions:
H. 2 5/8 in. (6.6 cm); W. 2 1/16 in. (5.3 cm); D. 3/4 in. (1.9 cm)
Classification:
Inrō
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
13.67.4
Not on view
Signature: Kansai (d. 1792)
Netsuke signed: Tōshi
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