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Netsuke of Cat Lying on a Bowl, underneath which is a Fish, 19th century. Japan. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1910 (10.211.2034) #cats

Netsuke of Three Puppies, 18th century. Japan. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1910 (10.211.775) #dogs

Case (Inrô) with Design of Maple Leaves on Conventionalized Waves Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Date: ca. 1820 Culture: Japan Medium: Sprinkled gold and silver lacquer with inlaid mother-of-pearl; ojime is nut carved with dragon motifs; netsuke is dancer carved in wood with ivory bugaku mask; Interior: nashiji, fundame and roiro