Inrō with Design of Blossoming Plum Tree, Hara Yōyūsai (Japanese, 1772–1845), Sprinkled gold lacquer with gold, silver, and red makie, takamakie, and coral inlay
Ojime: bead; tortoiseshell  
Netsuke: box with decoration of violets; gold makie lacquer with gold and silver makie, Japan

原羊遊斎作・酒井抱一下絵 梅木蒔絵印籠
Inrō with Design of Blossoming Plum Tree

Artist:
Hara Yōyūsai (Japanese, 1772–1845)
Artist:
After a design by Sakai Hōitsu (Japanese, 1761–1828)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Sprinkled gold lacquer with gold, silver, and red makie, takamakie, and coral inlay
Ojime: bead; tortoiseshell
Netsuke: box with decoration of violets; gold makie lacquer with gold and silver makie
Dimensions:
Overall (inro): H. 3 11/16 in. (9.3 cm); W. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm); D. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm)
Classification:
Inrō
Credit Line:
The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.100.245
Not on view
Signature: Yoyusai

Inscription: Hoitsu hitsu
Howard Mansfield , New York (until 1936; sold to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Birds, Flowers, and Buddhist Paradise Imagery in Japanese Art," February 14, 2004–June 13, 2004.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Designing Nature: The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art," May 26, 2012–January 13, 2013.