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Case (Inrō) with Design of Grasshopper on Stalk of Flowering Lily

Artist:
Nomura Chōkei (dates unknown) (Japanese)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
18th–19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Case: Powdered gold (maki-e) on black lacquer with mother-of-pearl, pewter, and ceramic inlays; floral decoration on risers in incised gold; Fastener (ojime): carved red lacquer with design of Chinese sage and pine; Toggle (netsuke): stained ivory carved in the shape of a farm woman and child (signed: Homin)
Dimensions:
H. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm); W. 2 1/16 in. (5.3 cm); D. 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm)
Classification:
Inrō
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number:
29.100.788
Not on view
Signature: Chohei Nomura; Signature add: incised
Netsuke: signed Homin

Marking: Seal: red seal Kyukei (?)
Mrs. H. O. (Louisine W.) Havemeyer , New York (until d. 1929; bequeathed to MMA).
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Sensitivity to the Seasons: Summer and Autumn in Japanese Art," June 24, 2011–October 23, 2011.

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