Art/ Collection/ Art Object


17th century
probably Japanese
Wood, jesso, pigment, lacquer, gold
Diam. 19 in. (48.3 cm); D. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 16 oz. (1352 g)
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
Not on view
William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
Florit y Arizcun, J.M. Catálogo de las Armas del Instituto de Valencia de Don Juan. Madrid: Instituto de Valencia de Don Juan, pp. 36-37, no. 41.

Hernmarck, Carl. "Friedrich Coyet und der Japanische Lackschild." Ethnos 1 (1936). pp. 113ff.

Gamber, Ortwin, and Dr. Christian Beaufort-Spontin. Curiositäten und Inventionen aus Kunst- und Rüstkammer: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Sonderausstellung der Waffensammlung in der Neuen Burg. Vienna: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Weltliche Schatzkammer, 1978. p. 91.

MacGregor, Arthur. Tradescant's Rarities: Essays on the Foundation of the Ashmolean Museum, 1683, with a Catalogue of the Surviving Early Collections. Oxford [Oxfordshire]: Clarendon Press, 1983. pp. 162-166.

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