Kanamono with design of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune, two of them on the backplate

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
mid to late 19th century
Ozawa Shuraku (Japanese, 1830–1894), Asama Tenmin (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 9.5 x 1 cm (3 3/4 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.24033

Medium or Technique

Main material: shibuichi; other metals: gold, silver, shakudo and copper; decorative technique: uchidashi, takabori, zogan

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Shuraku, with a kao
Tenmin, with a kao
秀楽(花押)、天民(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