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Tobacco-pouch; kagami netsuke with design of dragon and pearl; silver chain with fitting with design of waves and spray; kanamono in the form of two dragons with pearls, one pearl of crystal with palace buildings; leather pipe-case

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Unsigned 無銘


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

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Charles Goddard Weld Collection

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


Overall: 14 x 9 x 4 cm (5 1/2 x 3 9/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

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Main material: leather; other metals: gold, silver, shibuichi, ivory, coral and crystal; decorative technique: iroe takazogan




Arms and armor