The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Not on view
A zither of falcon shape with European-style tuning pegs, keys and wire strings. Tohichi Asano of Kyoto made this paulonia-wood instrument either as an experiment or for trade. Decorative instruments may serve as trade items, as miniaturized maker's models, or as symbols with extramusical meanings.
Marking: Kyoto city, Manjuji Street, Tominokoji Street, East of Majujio-dori, serious musical instrument store, Asano Tohichi, manufactured good." -- Raoul Birnbaum (trans.) 1976
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown ; Florence H. Learned (Mrs. Dwight W. Learned)
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Asia, Gallery 27. 2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1903, vol. II, pg. 31.
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Gallery 27. 1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1901, vol. I, pg. 31.