Pair of menuki in the form of two eels

Japanese
Edo period
Late 18th–early 19th century
Iwamoto Konkan (Japanese, 1744–1801), School Iwamoto School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 6.6 x 0.4 cm (2 5/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.24685a

Medium or Technique

Main material: shibuichi; other metals: shakudo; decorative technique: uchidashi, takabori, takazogan

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

[Iwamoto Konkan]
岩本昆寛

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