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Tobacco pipe in the form of Raijin and Futen releasing a thunderstorm

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Inscription

凌雲齋盛壽生

Signed

Ryounsai Moritoshi sei

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: 24 cm (9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5548

Medium or Technique

Main material: shakudo; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold, silver and shibuichi; decorative technique: iroe takazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Metalwork