Hexagonal box and cover with stand with design of Shôshi's wife on a hô-ô bird

Japanese
Meiji era
mid to late 19th century (before 1889)
Unno Moritoshi (Japanese, 1834–1896), School Mito School (Japanese, 18th through 20th century)


Dimensions

Overall: 7.5 x 13.8 x 13.8 cm (2 15/16 x 5 7/16 x 5 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5852a-c

Medium or Technique

Main material: silver and shibuichi; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold, silver, shakudo, shibuichi and copper; polished silver interior and base; decorative technique: iroe takazogan, hirazogan, nunome-zogan

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Moritoshi, with a seal Toshi
盛壽 印 壽

Provenance

1890, Charles Goddard Weld Collection; bequest to MFA, Boston, December 7, 1911.

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection