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Case (Inrō) with Design of Crickets

Artist:
Onko Takanaga (dates unknown)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Case: carved red lacquer; Fastener (ojime): silver with openwork slide; Toggle (netsuke): red lacquer carved in the shape of a lobed table with two gentlemen playing a game of go
Dimensions:
H. 2 3/16 in. (5.5 cm); W. 3 1/16 in. (7.7 cm); D. 1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm)
Classification:
Inrō
Credit Line:
The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.100.225
Not on view
Signature: Onko Buei (Takenaga); Signature add: Sei/Tsukuru = made

Marking: Seal: cartouche rectang.
Howard Mansfield , New York (until 1936; sold to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Japan," November 5, 1991–December 15, 1992.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Graceful Gestures: A Decade of Collecting Japanese Art," September 29, 2001–March 10, 2002.

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