Case (Inrō) with Design of Squid, Shells and Seaweed, Hara Yōyūsai (Japanese, 1772–1845), Case: powdered gold (maki-e) and colored lacquer on black lacquer with mother-of-pearl and gold inlays; Fastener (ojime): ivory carved with abstract design; Toggle (netsuke): ivory carved in the shape of a crab, Japan

Case (Inrō) with Design of Squid, Shells and Seaweed

Artist:
Hara Yōyūsai (Japanese, 1772–1845)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
early 19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Case: powdered gold (maki-e) and colored lacquer on black lacquer with mother-of-pearl and gold inlays; Fastener (ojime): ivory carved with abstract design; Toggle (netsuke): ivory carved in the shape of a crab
Dimensions:
H. 3 1/4 (8.3 cm); W. 2 in. ( 5.1 cm)
Classification:
Inrō
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
13.67.22
Not on view
Signature: Yoyusai
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Japan," November 5, 1991–December 15, 1992.

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