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Tobacco-pouch and pipecase; netsuke in the form of a shishi and young with a coral ball on a base, kanamono in the form of two Manzai dancers enjoying a New Year banquet; rectangular gold filigree ojime; silver chains

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Kanamono signed Katsuhira, with a kao Netsuke signed Ichiyusai 勝平(花押); 一遊齋


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 1886)


Overall: 13 x 9.2 x 5 cm (5 1/8 x 3 5/8 x 1 15/16 in.)

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




Arms and armor