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Incense cabinet (kodansu) with maki-e decoration of fans and flowers

Japanese
Edo period
18th century


Dimensions

.095 x .085 x .038

Accession Number

11.10218a-m

Medium or Technique

Lacquered wood; takamakie, togidashi, gold and silver foil, hirame and nashiji; metal mounts

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Lacquer works

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