Kozuka with design of a boat on the Yodo River

Japanese
Edo period
early to mid-19th century
School Hosono School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 9.9 x 1.5 x 0.4 cm (3 7/8 x 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.23754a

Medium or Technique

Main material: shibuichi; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold, silver, and copper; decorative technique: iroe hirazogan

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Ichijudo Akimichi
一寿堂明道

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