Case (Inrō) with Design of Cricket and Muskmelon Plants, Case: powdered gold (maki-e) on brown and black lacquer with stained-ivory inlay; Fastener (ojime): metal; Toggle (netsuke): ivory carved in the shape of Hotei and children playing around a screen, Japan

Case (Inrō) with Design of Cricket and Muskmelon Plants

Period:
Meiji period (1868–1912)
Date:
late 19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Case: powdered gold (maki-e) on brown and black lacquer with stained-ivory inlay; Fastener (ojime): metal; Toggle (netsuke): ivory carved in the shape of Hotei and children playing around a screen
Dimensions:
H. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm); W. 2 1/16 in. (5.3 cm); D. 7/8 in. (2.3 cm)
Classification:
Inrō
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number:
29.100.808
Not on view
Signature: Morimitsu (Shuko); Signature add: Zo = Made
Mrs. H. O. (Louisine W.) Havemeyer , New York (until d. 1929; bequeathed to MMA).
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Japan," November 5, 1991–December 15, 1992.