Case (Inrō) with Design of an Animal Biting a Feather

Date: early 19th century
Culture: Japan
Medium: Inside plain gold and black lacquer; outside gold ground with raised design, animal biting feather; netsuke, ivory carving
Dimensions: H. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm); W. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm); D. 3/4 in. (1.9 cm)
Classification: Inrō
Credit Line: Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number: 91.1.681

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