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Tiered jar and cover with simulated silk brocade wrapper with mandarin duck and floral designs, tied with a real silk cord, the sides with a dragon above formal seigaiha and standing lappet ornament overlaid with sprigs of chrysanthemum

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Ryoun Moritoshi kokusu 凌雲盛壽刻

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Meiji era, mid to late 19th century (before 1889)

Dimensions

Overall: 10.3 cm (4 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5850a-c

Medium or Technique

Main material: shibuichi; other metals: gold, silver, shakudo and copper; decorative technique: iroe takazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Metalwork