Four-case inro with chrysanthemum design

Japanese
Edo period
mid-19th century
Kakusensai (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 8.7 x 5.2 x 1.9 cm (3 7/16 x 2 1/16 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.10070

Medium or Technique

Barely visible black lacquer ground; decoration in gold, silver, aokin and red-tinted togidashi-e; compartments and risers gold nashiji; shoulders and rims gold fundame

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Inro

Signed

Kakusensai
鶴船齋

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