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Case (Inrō) with Design of Squid, Shells and Seaweed

Hara Yōyūsai
(Japanese, 1772–1845)

Period: Edo period (1615–1868)
Date: early 19th century
Culture: Japan
Medium: 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
Dimensions: H. 3 1/4 (8.3 cm); W. 2 in. ( 5.1 cm)
Classification: Inrō
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1913
Accession Number: 13.67.22

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