Inkstone Case

Inkstone Case
with design of an elephant in metal, mother-of-pearl and ceramic inlay and maki-e on wood
By Ogawa Haritsu (1663-1747)
Edo period, dated 1721
Gift of Ii Family

This inkstone case is made of hard, fine-grained wood, decorated with an elephant design stamped from a sheet of lead, ceramic inlay, mother-of-pearl inlay, and makie. It was made by Ogawa Haritsu, who was active in Edo during the mid-Edo period.

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