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Case (Inrō) with Design of Leafy Grapevines (obverse); Chrysanthemum Spray (reverse)

Edo period (1615–1868)
18th–19th century
Case: lacquer with gold and silver takamaki-e; Fastener (ojime): gold bead carved and pierced with flowers; Toggle (netsuke): ivory carved and pierced with flowers and clouds, the figure of a courtier applied in gold
3 1/16 x 2 7/16 x 1 1/16 in. (7.7 x 6.2 x 2.7 cm)
Credit Line:
The Sylmaris Collection, Gift of George Coe Graves, 1931
Accession Number:
Not on view
Signature: Kajikawa; Signature add: saku

Marking: Seal: red Tsubo, Ei
George Coe Graves , Osterville, MA (until 1931; donated 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.

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