Inrō with Birds, Plum, Chrysanthemum, and Loquat, Gold lacquer ground with mother-of-pearl, coral, and stained ivory inlay in Shibayama style
Netsuke: thunder god playing samisen; carved ivory
Ojime: cylinder with asters in openwork, Japan

梅菊枇杷鳥蒔絵螺鈿印籠
Inrō with Birds, Plum, Chrysanthemum, and Loquat

Period:
Meiji period (1868–1912)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Gold lacquer ground with mother-of-pearl, coral, and stained ivory inlay in Shibayama style
Netsuke: thunder god playing samisen; carved ivory
Ojime: cylinder with asters in openwork
Dimensions:
3 11/16 x 1 7/8 x 1 1/4 in. (9.4 x 4.8 x 3.1 cm)
Classification:
Inrō
Credit Line:
Bequest of Edward G. Kennedy, 1932
Accession Number:
33.40.85
Not on view
Signature: Hasadoshi
Edward G. Kennedy American, born Ireland, New York (until d. 1932; bequeathed to MMA)
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. "Birds in the Art of Japan," February 2, 2013–July 28, 2013.