Case (Inrō) with Design of Fisherman, Boat, Reeds, and Stone Basket Breakwaters, Tsuchiya Yasuchika (Japanese), Gold maki-e with pewter, mother-of-pearl, and metal inlay; Ojime: cloisonné bead; Netsuke: carved wood creel with lacquer puffer fish, Japan

Case (Inrō) with Design of Fisherman, Boat, Reeds, and Stone Basket Breakwaters

Artist:
Tsuchiya Yasuchika (Japanese)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Gold maki-e with pewter, mother-of-pearl, and metal inlay; Ojime: cloisonné bead; Netsuke: carved wood creel with lacquer puffer fish
Dimensions:
2 11/16 x 2 5/16 x 13/16 in. (6.8 x 5.8 x 2 cm)
Classification:
Inrō
Credit Line:
The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.100.205
Not on view
Signature: Tsuchiya Yasuchika (Tou); Signature add: signed for the lacquer inside lid

Marking: Seal: seal Tou (metal)
Howard Mansfield , New York (until 1936; sold to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "No Ordinary Mortals: The Human Figure in Japanese Art," 2007–2008.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Ukiyo-e Artists' Responses to Romantic Legends of Two Brothers: Narihira and Yukihira," March 27, 2008–June 8, 2008.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Landscapes in Japanese Art," June 24, 2010–November 7, 2010.