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Case (Inrō) with Design of Flying Cuckoo in Flight above Pines (obverse); Bonito (Fish) on Bamboo Leaves (reverse)

Toyōsai (1772–1845)
Edo period (1615–1868)
19th century
Black lacquer with sprinkled gold and silver makie and mother-of-pearl Ojime: bead with openwork design of waves; silver Netsuke: fish laid on bamboo branch; stained ivory
2 7/8 x 3 1/16 x 11/16 in. (7.3 x 7.7 x 1.8 cm)
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number:
Not on view
Signature: Toyosai
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