Case (Inrō) with Design of Old Man and Woman (Jo and Uba) and Pine Trees (from Noh Play "Takasago Spirits of the Pine")
Minsetsusai Kyuho (Japanese)
Edo period (1615–1868)
Ceramic and mother-of-pearl inlays and gold maki-e on black lacquer
Ojime: porcelain with overglaze enamel design of maple leaves
Netsuke: porcelain with overglaze enamel design of maple leaves imitating Kenzan design
2 15/16 x 2 5/16 x 3/4 in. (7.4 x 5.9 x 1.9 cm)
The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Not on view
Signature: Minsetsusai Kyuho
Marking: Seal: Kakihan gold
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.
Artist: Maki-e by Yūtokusai Gyokkei (Japanese, (active early–mid-19th century))Date: mid-19th centuryMedium: Four cases; lacquered wood with gold and silver hiramaki-e on gold lacquer ground Netsuke: lacquered wood with inlay of a snail on bamboo Ojime: metal bead with birdsAccession: 36.100.246On view in:Gallery 223
Artist: Somada School Artist (Japanese)Date: late 18th–early 19th centuryMedium: Four cases; lacquered wood with gold hiramaki-e, togidashimaki-e, nashiji (“pear-skin ground”), gold foil cutouts, and mother-of-pearl inlay on black lacquer ground Netsuke: manju type, basket with chrysanthemums; lacquered wood with mother-of-pearl inlay Ojime: carved red lacquer beadAccession: 29.100.729On view in:Gallery 223
Artist: Ganbun (Japanese, active until 1870s)Date: mid-19th centuryMedium: Single case; lacquered wood imitating bamboo with pewter and silver inlay and gold hiramaki-e Netsuke: bamboo; lacquered wood with gold hiramaki-e and stained ivory inlay Ojime: snail; copperAccession: 13.67.10On view in:Gallery 223
Date: second half of the 19th centuryMedium: Sheath shape; lacquered wood with gold and silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, togidashimaki-e, and colored ivory inlay on gold lacquer ground Netsuke: kagamibuta type, lotus pad with frog; stained ivory and metal Ojime: agate beadAccession: 29.100.874On view in:Gallery 223