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Manju netsuke

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
mid to late 19th century
Style of Iizuka School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 4.2 x 2.1 cm (1 5/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.34988b

Medium or Technique

In two parts, gold nashiji ground with decoration in gold and black takamaki-e with inlaid shell eyes, shoulders, rims and risers gold lacquer, interior gold nashiji

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Inro

Signed

Kanshosai, with kao

觀松斎(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: April 6, 2004)

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