Case (Inrō) with Design of Old Man and Woman (Jo and Uba) and Pine Trees (from Noh Play "Takasago Spirits of the Pine")
Minsetsusai Kyuho (Japanese)
Edo period (1615–1868)
Ceramic and mother-of-pearl inlays and gold maki-e on black lacquer
Ojime: porcelain with overglaze enamel design of maple leaves
Netsuke: porcelain with overglaze enamel design of maple leaves imitating Kenzan design
2 15/16 x 2 5/16 x 3/4 in. (7.4 x 5.9 x 1.9 cm)
The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Not on view
Signature: Minsetsusai Kyuho
Marking: Seal: Kakihan gold
Howard Mansfield , New York (until 1936; sold to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "No Ordinary Mortals: The Human Figure in Japanese Art," 2007–2008.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Ukiyo-e Artists' Responses to Romantic Legends of Two Brothers: Narihira and Yukihira," March 27, 2008–June 8, 2008.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Landscapes in Japanese Art," June 24, 2010–November 7, 2010.
Artist: Koma School (Japanese)Date: 19th centuryMedium: Gold maki-e with mother-of-pearl inlay and black lacquer
Netsuke: carved bone with moon and gooseAccession: 36.100.218On view in:Not on view
Artist: Hara Yōyūsai (Japanese, 1772–1845)Date: early 19th centuryMedium: Case: powdered gold (maki-e) and colored lacquer on black lacquer with mother-of-pearl and gold inlays; Fastener (ojime): ivory carved with abstract design; Toggle (netsuke): ivory carved in the shape of a crab
Accession: 13.67.22On view in:Not on view