Inrō in the Shape of a House

Period: Edo period (1615–1868)
Date: late 18th–early 19th century
Culture: Japan
Medium: Two cases; lacquered wood with gold and silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, togidashimaki-e, cutout gold foil application on black lacquer ground Netsuke: ivory; Hotei in a bag Ojime: metal bead
Dimensions: Inro: H. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm); W. 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm); D. 9/16 in. (1.5 cm)) Netsuke: H. 1 in. (2.5 cm); W. 1 3/4 in. (4.4 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: 29.100.841

The Metropolitan Museum of Art LogoEmail

Type the CAPTCHA word: