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Case (Inrō) with Design of Old Man and Woman (Jo and Uba) and Pine Trees (from Noh Play "Takasago Spirits of the Pine")

Minsetsusai Kyuho
(Japanese)

Period: Edo period (1615–1868)
Date: 19th century
Culture: Japan
Medium: Ceramic and mother-of-pearl inlays and gold maki-e on black lacquer Ojime: porcelain with overglaze enamel design of maple leaves Netsuke: porcelain with overglaze enamel design of maple leaves imitating Kenzan design
Dimensions: 2 15/16 x 2 5/16 x 3/4 in. (7.4 x 5.9 x 1.9 cm)
Classification: Inrō
Credit Line: The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number: 36.100.208

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