Case (Inrō) with Design of Cricket and Muskmelon Plants

Period: Meiji period (1868–1912)
Date: late 19th century
Culture: Japan
Medium: Case: powdered gold (maki-e) on brown and black lacquer with stained-ivory inlay; Fastener (ojime): metal; Toggle (netsuke): ivory carved in the shape of Hotei and children playing around a screen
Dimensions: H. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm); W. 2 1/16 in. (5.3 cm); D. 7/8 in. (2.3 cm)
Classification: Inrō
Credit Line: H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number: 29.100.808

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