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Tobacco-pouch; netsuke; kanamono; inner plate with Chinese child reading a book and another figure with Chinese hat and fan; leather pipe-case

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Signed

The inner plate signed Gyokuryushi Yasumasa, with a kao 玉龍子保正(花押)

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: 13.5 x 10 x 4 cm (5 5/16 x 3 15/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5557a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor