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Plaque with Design of the Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang Rivers

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Signed

The reverse with the silver-wire Sakigake mark of Namikawa Sosuke

Provenance

By 1984, with a West Coast collector; Between 2000 and 2003, acquired by Malcolm Fairley, Malcolm Fairley Japanese Works of Art, London; September 2004, purchased by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (accession date: September 22, 2004).

Credit Line

Museum purchase with an anonymous gift and by exchange from a Gift of John T. Spaulding

Japanese, Meiji era, about 1893

Dimensions

Unframed: 41.1 x 62 cm (16 3/16 x 24 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2004.564

Medium or Technique

Cloisonne enamels on copper, worked in hidden wire (shosen), shading (bokashi) and silver-alloy wire, in original hardwood frame

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Enamels