Inrō with “Chrysanthemum Youth” (Kikujidō)
Edo period (1615–1868)
first half of the19th century
Three cases; lacquered wood with togidashimaki-e imitating ink painting (togikirimaki-e) on gold and black lacquer ground
Netsuke: purple and green ceramic shishi (Chinese lion)
Ojime: inlaid metal with fruit basket
2 13/16 x 2 13/16 x 13/16 in. (7.1 x 7.1 x 2.1 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1913
Not on view
Signature: Signed: Kobayashi Tamotsu
Marking: Seal: Kakihan gold
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Immortals and Sages: Fusuma Paintings from Ryoan-Ji and the Lore of China in Japanese Art," 1993.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Flowing Streams: Scenes from Japanese Arts and Life," December 21, 2006–June 3, 2007.
The New York Botanical Garden. "Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Chrysanthemum," October 18, 2008–January 11, 2009.
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