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Sword hilt fitting (fuchi)

Japanese
late Edo period
mid-19th century
Inscribed by Takeshiba Toshiteru (Japanese, active Edo period)


Object Place: Japan

Accession Number

11.11292d

Medium or Technique

Copper-gold alloy (shakudô) with autumn grasses and insects in high relief and iroe, finished with nanako

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Swords

Inscription

Naniwa kinjô no Tan'yû no zu o moshi kore o kaku ; Takeshiba Toshiteru koku (Drew this reproducing a painting by Tan'yû in Osaka castle ; Carved by Takeshiba Toshiteru)
浪速金城模探幽図之畫
竹芝寿輝刻

Signed

Takeshiba Toshiteru koku
竹芝寿輝刻

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