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Case (Inrō) with Design of Lute and Maple Leaves

Period: Edo period (1615–1868)
Date: 19th century
Culture: Japan
Medium: Case: powdered gold (maki-e), colored and black lacquer, and gold leaf on lightly grooved wood; Fastener (ojime): glass; Toggle (netsuke): gold and colored lacquer on black lacquer with design of tobacco leaves in mother-of-pearl inlay
Dimensions: H. 2 1/2 in. (6.3 cm); W. 2 3/16 in. (5.5 cm); D. 13/16 in. (2.1 cm)
Classification: Inrō
Credit Line: The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number: 36.100.255

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