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Case (Inrō) with Design of People Catching Fireflies

Koma Kōryū
(Japanese, died 1796)

Period: Edo period (1615–1868)
Date: 19th century
Culture: Japan
Medium: Roiro (waxen) lacquer with decoration in togidashi sprinkled and polished lacquer and nashiji (pear-skin) lacquer; Interior: nashiji and fundame; Ojime: metal (zogan) inlay with spider; Netsuke: carved wood with stone inlay of snail on broken roof tile
Dimensions: 3 x 1 7/8 x 1 1/8 in. (7.6 x 4.8 x 2.8 cm)
Classification: Inrō
Credit Line: The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number: 36.100.213

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