Kanamono in the form of a barrel-maker and assistant

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
mid to late 19th century (before 1890)
Higashiyama Motonobu (Japanese, about 1847–1875), School Mito School (Japanese, 18th through 20th century)


Dimensions

Overall: 6.8 x 0.8 cm (2 11/16 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5709

Medium or Technique

Main material: gold; other metals: silver, shakudo and copper; decorative technique: uchidashi, takabori, zogan

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Koka yon hinoto hitsuji sai Higashiyama Motonobu tsukuru [Made by Higashiyma Motonobu in the fourth, goat, year of Koka (=1847)]
弘化四丁未歳東山元信造

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection