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Kanamono in the form of three figures, a central armed courtier drinking sake, an attendant on the left with a sake kettle, a figure in Chinese dress on the right with a fruiting branch

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Signed

[Bunsei juni tsuchinoto-ushi Moritoshi saku] [Made by Moritoshi in the twelfth, tsuchinoto-ushi, year of Bunsei (=1829)] 文政十二己丑盛壽作

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

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

Dimensions

Overall: 6.4 x 1.2 cm (2 1/2 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.5593

Medium or Technique

Main material: gold; other metals: shakudo, shibuichi and silver; decorative technique: uchidashi, takabori, zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor