Box with figures in a landscape and peony

Period: Edo period (1615–1868)

Date: 18th century

Culture: Japan

Medium: Red carved lacquer

Dimensions: H. 1 9/16 in. (3.9 cm); W. 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm); D. 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm)

Classification: Netsuke

Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1910

Accession Number: 10.211.2081


Unlike most netsuke, this red carved lacquer box could have been opened and may have held medicine or seal ink.