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Tobacco pipe with design of man in a tree lowering a tortoise on a cord onto the head of a man fording a stream

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


Dimensions

Overall: 21.4 cm (8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5541

Medium or Technique

Main material: shibuchi; bamboo stem; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold, silver, shakudo and copper; decorative technique: takabori, zogan

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Metalwork

Inscription

鳳國作

Signed

Hokoku saku [Made by Hokoku]

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection