Pair of menuki in the form of flights of swallows

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
mid to late 19th century
Ishiguro Masatsune (Japanese, 1760–1828), School Ishiguro School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 4.3 x 0.7 cm (1 11/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.5297b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Ishiguro, Masatsune, with a kao

石黒、政常(花押)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection