Case (Inrō) with Painting of Courtesan at Night (obverse); House Gate (reverse)

Artist: Shibata Zeshin (Japanese, 1807–1891)
Period: Edo period (1615–1868)
Date: 19th century
Culture: Japan
Medium: Roiro (waxen) lacquer with sprinkled hiramkie lacquer and togidashi sprinkled and polished lacquer; Interior: nashiji and fundame; Ojime: silver shibuichi lacquer bead decorated with design of castle grounds; Netsuke: carved wooden sleeping goose
Dimensions: 2 11/16 x 2 1/16 x 15/16 in. (6.8 x 5.3 x 2.4 cm)
Classification: Inrō
Credit Line: The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number: 36.100.250

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