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Case (Inrō) with Design of the Silk Winder and the Milky Way (The Tanabata Story of the Weaver and the Herdboy)

Kyūkoku

Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Mother-of-pearl with gold; Ojime: silver and gold quail in autumn grasses; Netsuke: carved ivory flowers and grasses with silver butterflies
Dimensions:
Overall (inro): H. 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm); W. 2 11/16 in. (6.9 cm); D. 13/16 in. (2 cm) Overall (netsuke): H. 11/16 in. (1.7 cm); Diam. 1 11/16 in. (4.3 cm) Overall (ojime): H. 9/16 in. (1.5 cm); W. 9/16 in. (1.4 cm)
Classification:
Inrō
Credit Line:
Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
Accession Number:
14.40.878a, b
58628:1

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