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Tobacco pipe with design of man in a tree lowering a tortoise on a cord onto the head of a man fording a stream

Inscription

鳳國作

Signed

Hokoku saku [Made by Hokoku]

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)

Accession Number

11.5541

Medium or Technique

Main material: shibuchi; bamboo stem; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold, silver, shakudo and copper; decorative technique: takabori, zogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Metalwork