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1925

  • Work on this object ended.

2001

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2022

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Katagami, Two Butterflies

This is a Katagami. It is dated late 19th - early 20th century and we acquired it in 2001. Its medium is mulberry paper (kozo washi) treated with fermented persimmon tannin (kakishibu), and silk threads (itoire). It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Joanne Polster and Max A. Polster. It is credited Gift of Max A. Polster.

  • Teapot
  • cast, chased, repoussé silver, ivory.
  • Gift of Mrs. Norris W. Harkness.
  • 1980-20-2
  • Coffee Pot
  • cast, chased, repoussé silver, ivory.
  • Gift of Mrs. Norris W. Harkness.
  • 1980-20-3

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

  • Sugar Bowl And Lid
  • cast, chased, repoussé silver.
  • Gift of Mrs. Norris W. Harkness.
  • 1980-20-4-a,b
  • Vase (France)
  • glass.
  • Gift of the Estate of Max Kobre.
  • 1996-45-6

Its dimensions are

48.1 x 37.2 cm (18 15/16 x 14 5/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Katagami, Two Butterflies; mulberry paper (kozo washi) treated with fermented persimmon tannin (kakishibu), and silk threads (itoire); 48.1 x 37.2 cm (18 15/16 x 14 5/8 in.); Gift of Max A. Polster; 2000-45-1

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