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Tobacco-pouch; kagami netsuke with design of Ushiwakamaru; silver chain with fitting with design of pine, bamboo and plum; kanamono in the form of Benkei; inner plate with design of the Gojo bridge; leather pipe-case

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Signed on both kagami and inner plate Soyo 宗與


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: 15 x 9 x 5 cm (5 7/8 x 3 9/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

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




Arms and armor