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Inrō with Dragonflies

Kōami Nagataka
(Japanese, active second half of the 18th century)

Period: Edo period (1615–1868)
Date: second half of the 18th century
Culture: Japan
Medium: Three cases; lacquered wood with gold, red lacquer takamaki-e, hiramaki-e with mother-of-pearl inlay on black lacquer ground; Netsuke: carved ivory; dog; Ojime: carved ivory; persimmon
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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