Case (Inrō) with Design of Eulalia Grass and Deer, Case: powdered gold (maki-e), gold, silver, and gold foil on black lacquer with shell inlay; Fastener (ojime): white agate; Toggle (netsuke): ivory carved in the shape of an eagle catching a fox, Japan

Case (Inrō) with Design of Eulalia Grass and Deer

Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Case: powdered gold (maki-e), gold, silver, and gold foil on black lacquer with shell inlay; Fastener (ojime): white agate; Toggle (netsuke): ivory carved in the shape of an eagle catching a fox
Dimensions:
H. 4 7/16 in. (11.2 cm); W. 2 1/16 in. (5.2 cm); D. 1 1/16 in. (2.7 cm)
Classification:
Inrō
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number:
29.100.796
Not on view
Mrs. H. O. (Louisine W.) Havemeyer , New York (until d. 1929; bequeathed to MMA).
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Graceful Gestures: A Decade of Collecting Japanese Art," September 29, 2001–March 10, 2002.