Hako netsuke with katawaguruma design

Japanese
Edo period
early to mid-19th century
Nakayama Komin (Japanese, 1808–1870)


Dimensions

Overall: 3.5 x 3.1 x 1.4 cm (1 3/8 x 1 1/4 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.9989b

Medium or Technique

Gold lacquer ground with gold hirame; further decoration in gold hiramaki-e

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Inro

Signed

Unsigned

無銘

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