Case (Inrō) with Design of Dragonflies

Kōami Nagataka (dates unknown)

Period: Edo period (1615–1868)
Date: mid-18th century
Culture: Japan
Medium: Case: gold and red lacquer on black lacquer with mother-of-pearl inlay; Fastener (ojime): ivory carved with design of persimmon; Toggle (netsuke): ivory carved in the shape of a dog.
Dimensions: H. 2 11/16 in. (6.8 cm); W. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm); D. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm)
Classification: Inrō
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1913
Accession Number: 13.67.23

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