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Kanamono in the form of a dragon and jewel, with backplate engraved with waves

Japanese
mid to late 19th century (before 1890)
Kikugawa (Japanese Japanese), School Kikugawa School (Japanese Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 6.8 x 0.9 cm (2 11/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.5698

Medium or Technique

Main material: gold; other metals: coral; silver backplate; decorative technique: uchidashi, takabori, katakiri-bori

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Kikugawa, with a kao 菊川(花押)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection