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Case (Inrō) with Design of Bean Vine and Moon

Shiomi Masanari
(Japanese, 1647–ca. 1722)

Period: Edo period (1615–1868)
Date: early 18th century
Culture: Japan
Medium: Case: gold on black lacquer with mother-of-pearl inlay; Fastener (ojime): gold with design of crabs, reed, and rock; Toggle (netsuke): ivory carved in the shape of a reclining bull (signed: Ran’ichi)
Dimensions: H. 2 13/16 in. (7.2 cm); W. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm); D. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm)
Classification: Inrō
Credit Line: Gift of Wilton Lloyd-Smith and his wife, Marjorie Fleming Lloyd-Smith, 1929
Accession Number: 29.82.8

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