Tobacco-pouch with design of silk leaves; ivory fittings in the form of the various stages in the life cycle of a silk-moth (Bombyx mori)

Japanese
Meiji era
Late 19th century
Kaigyokusai Masatsugu (Japanese, 1813–1892), Teika (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 10.5 x 8 x 4 cm (4 1/8 x 3 1/8 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.96a-b

Medium or Technique

Main material: painted silk; other metals: ivory; wood cord fitting in the form of a leaf; wood ojime with stained ivory stalk

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Signed in at least three places Kaigyoku(sai), with seal Masatsugu
Silk signed Teika, with a kao

懐玉齋 印 正次; 懐玉 印 正次; 貞華(花押)

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection