Case (Inrō) with Design of Grapevine, Case: gold and colored lacquer on black lacquer with mother-of-pearl and pewter inlays; Fastener (ojime): silver vase (signed: Tenni); Toggle: (netsuke): gold with design of cricket and dragonfly with autumn grasses, Japan

Case (Inrō) with Design of Grapevine

Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
18th–19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Case: gold and colored lacquer on black lacquer with mother-of-pearl and pewter inlays; Fastener (ojime): silver vase (signed: Tenni); Toggle: (netsuke): gold with design of cricket and dragonfly with autumn grasses
Dimensions:
H. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm); W. 2 in. (5.1 cm); D. 15/16 in. (2.4 cm)
Classification:
Inrō
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number:
29.100.752
Not on view
Signature: Inro: Makie Kō (Yoshi) ; Ojime: Tenni
Mrs. H. O. (Louisine W.) Havemeyer , New York (until d. 1929; bequeathed to MMA).
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Notable Acquisition of Japanese Textiles of the Edo Period (1615-1868)," June 25, 2003–September 21, 2003.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Sensitivity to the Seasons: Autumn and Winter," June 22, 2006–September 10, 2006.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Sensitivity to the Seasons: Summer and Autumn in Japanese Art," June 24, 2011–October 23, 2011.