Case (Inrō) with Design of Shells, Tōyō (Japanese, active second half of the 18th century), Lacquer, roiro, gyobu, gold, black, silver and brown hiramakie, takamakie; Interior: nashiji and fundame, Japan

Case (Inrō) with Design of Shells

Artist:
Tōyō (Japanese, active second half of the 18th century)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Lacquer, roiro, gyobu, gold, black, silver and brown hiramakie, takamakie; Interior: nashiji and fundame
Dimensions:
3 15/16 x 1 7/8 x 1 1/8 in. (10 x 4.8 x 2.9 cm)
Classification:
Inrō
Credit Line:
The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.100.221
Not on view
Signature: Tōyō; Signature add: signed inside lid

Marking: Seal: red Kakihan
Howard Mansfield , New York (until 1936; sold to MMA)