Kozuka with design of terrapins and stream

Japanese
Edo period
early to mid-19th century
Otsuki Mitsuhiro (Japanese, 1795–1841), School Otsuki School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 9.7 x 1.5 x 0.4 cm (3 13/16 x 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.23792a

Medium or Technique

Main material: shibuichi; surface treatment: ishime-ji; other metals: gold and shakudo; decorative technique: iroe takazogan

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Seiryukan Otsuki Mitsuhiro, with a kao
青龍舘大月光弘(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