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Pair of Candlesticks

Momoyama period (1573–1615)
16th century
Negoro ware, red lacquer
H.16 1/2 in. (41.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Florence and Herbert Irving, 2015
Accession Number:
2015.500.2.18a, b
Not on view
Florence and Herbert Irving , New York (until 2015; donated to MMA)
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