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Case (Inrō) with Design of Raftsman (obverse); Chrysanthemum by a Brushwood Fence (Tale of Genji) (reverse)

Period: Edo period (1615–1868)
Date: 18th century
Culture: Japan
Medium: Nashiji ('pear skin') lacquer with gold hiramakie sprinkled and polished lacquer, takamakie sprinkled and polished lacquer relief, and pewter and mother-of-pearl inlay; Interior: roiro and fundame
Dimensions: 2 9/16 x 2 1/8 x 7/8 in. (6.5 x 5.4 x 2.3 cm)
Classification: Inrō
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. George A. Crocker (Elizabeth Masten), 1937
Accession Number: 38.25.152

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