Doran, kiseru-zutsu, kagami netsuke, and ojime; the kanamono with design of Goshisho (Wuzixu) holding a bronze vessel above his head and writing with the other hand

胴卵、煙管筒、鏡根付、緒締 鏡根付銘:みつよし

Japanese
Edo period
late 19th century
Sekiya Riin (Japanese, active about 1820s)


Catalogue Raisonné

4

Dimensions

Doran: W 6in. (15.2cm); Netsuke: D 2 5/8in. (6.6cm)

Accession Number

11.24762a-d

Medium or Technique

Leather, gold, silver and copper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Netsuke

Signed

Signed: Mitsuyoshi

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection