Pair of kanamono in the form of a crab and young and a turnip, with backplate engraved with reeds and water

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


Dimensions

Overall: 6.1 x 1 cm (2 3/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.5601

Medium or Technique

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

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Signed with a kao and sealed Raku
(花押) 印 楽

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection