Kagami netsuke with design of chrysanthemums

Japanese
Edo period
1840
Harusada (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 3.3 x 1.3 cm (1 5/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.24045a-b

Medium or Technique

Main material: shakudo; surface treatment: ishime-ji; other metals: gold, silver and copper; lacquer bowl; decorative technique: iroe takazogan

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Tenpo juichi kanoe-ne shoshu Harusada, with a kao [Harusada, early autumn of the eleventh, kanoe-ne, year of Tenpo (=1840).]
天保十一庚子初秋春貞(花押)

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