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Pipe case with design of monkey showman and monkey beneath a persimmon tree

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
mid to late 19th century (before 1889)


Dimensions

Overall: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5549

Medium or Technique

Main material: ivory; other metals: gold and copper (?); decorative technique: iroe takazogan, relief carving

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Kazusada, with a seal (ivory)
Masakatsu sei (metalwork)
和貞(印) 正勝製

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection