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Case (Inrō) with Design of Clamshells and Fireflies

Koma Yasutada (Japanese)

Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
late 18th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Case: powdered gold and silver (maki-e) and gold foil on red lacquer with mother-of-pearl inlay; Fastener (ojime): silver with design of bird and flowers in gold; Toggle (netsuke): carved ivory and colored lacquer with design of Daikoku in ivory and carnelian inlays
Dimensions:
H. 2 13/16 in. (7.1 cm); W. 2 15/16 in. (7.5 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:
29.100.828
54242

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