Case (Inrō) with Design of Sage Seated on Rocks beside a Tree, Exhaling His Spirit (obverse); His Spirit Walking on Air (reverse), Lacquer, kinji, gold and silver hiramakie, takamakie, togidashi, metal inlay; Interior: nashiji and fundame, Japan

Case (Inrō) with Design of Sage Seated on Rocks beside a Tree, Exhaling His Spirit (obverse); His Spirit Walking on Air (reverse)

Date:
19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Lacquer, kinji, gold and silver hiramakie, takamakie, togidashi, metal inlay; Interior: nashiji and fundame
Dimensions:
H. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm); W. 2 in. (5.1 cm); D. 13/16 in. (2.1 cm)
Classification:
Inrō
Credit Line:
Bequest of Stephen Whitney Phoenix, 1881
Accession Number:
81.1.302
Not on view
Signature: Kakosai, Akimori; signature add.: for the metal

Marking: Seal: plaque metal
Stephen Whitney Phoenix , New York (until d. 1881; bequethed to MMA)