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Kagami netsuke with design of insects and autumn plants; bowl with cherry-blossom

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Signed

Unsigned 無銘

Provenance

1890, Charles Goddard Weld Collection; bequest to MFA, Boston, December 7, 1911.

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Edo period, mid-19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 4.5 x 1.5 cm (1 3/4 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5769

Medium or Technique

Main material: gold; silver; other metals: shakudo and shibuichi; decorative technique: sukashi-bori, iroe

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor