Inrō with Grapevine, Nomura Choheisai (Japanese, active second half of the 18th century), One case; lacquered wood with gold hiramaki-e, gold foil application with green stained ivory, mother-of-pearl, amber, and horn inlays on black lacquer ground
Netsuke: ivory; kagamibuta with inlaid design of gourd and vine
Ojime: ivory bead with inlaid design of branch with fruits, Japan

葡萄蒔絵印籠 銘「樗平」
Inrō with Grapevine

Artist:
Nomura Choheisai (Japanese, active second half of the 18th century)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
second half of the 18th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
One case; lacquered wood with gold hiramaki-e, gold foil application with green stained ivory, mother-of-pearl, amber, and horn inlays on black lacquer ground
Netsuke: ivory; kagamibuta with inlaid design of gourd and vine
Ojime: ivory bead with inlaid design of branch with fruits
Dimensions:
H. 3 1/16 in. (7.7 cm); W. 3 13/16 in. (9.7 cm); D. 1 3/16 in. (3 cm)
Classification:
Inrō
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number:
29.100.883
Not on view
Signature: Seihuhan Chohei

Marking: Seal: red seal Kyukei (?)
Mrs. H. O. (Louisine W.) Havemeyer , New York (until d. 1929; bequeathed to MMA).
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Notable Acquisition of Japanese Textiles of the Edo Period (1615-1868)," June 25, 2003–September 21, 2003.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Sensitivity to the Seasons: Autumn and Winter," June 22, 2006–September 10, 2006.

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