Case (Inrō) with Design of a Suit of Armor (obverse); Flasks for Boys Festival (reverse), Yamada Jōkasai (1681–1704), Gold and colored lacquer with inlaid mother-of-pearl on ro-iro black lacquer; ojime: metal bead inlaid with silver; netsuke: carved ebony inlaid with ivory design of Daruma, Japan

Case (Inrō) with Design of a Suit of Armor (obverse); Flasks for Boys Festival (reverse)

Artist:
Yamada Jōkasai (1681–1704)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
second half of the 19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Gold and colored lacquer with inlaid mother-of-pearl on ro-iro black lacquer; ojime: metal bead inlaid with silver; netsuke: carved ebony inlaid with ivory design of Daruma
Dimensions:
3 7/8 x 1 15/16 x 1 1/4 in. (9.8 x 4.9 x 3.2 cm)
Classification:
Inrō
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
13.67.83
Not on view
Signature: Jōkasai
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