Case (Inrō) with Design of Grasshopper on Stalk of Flowering Lily

Artist: Nomura Chōkei (dates unknown) (Japanese)
Period: Edo period (1615–1868)
Date: 18th–19th century
Culture: Japan
Medium: Case: Powdered gold (maki-e) on black lacquer with mother-of-pearl, pewter, and ceramic inlays; floral decoration on risers in incised gold; Fastener (ojime): carved red lacquer with design of Chinese sage and pine; Toggle (netsuke): stained ivory carved in the shape of a farm woman and child (signed: Homin)
Dimensions: H. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm); W. 2 1/16 in. (5.3 cm); D. 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm)
Classification: Inrō
Credit Line: H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number: 29.100.788

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