Tobacco-pouch, pipe-case, kagami netsuke and ojime with designs from the Sangokushi (Sanguozhi), the kanamono with Chohi and Kan'u and the backplate with Chon cradling a baby in his arms

胴卵、煙管筒、鏡根付、緒締 金具銘:於東京音無川辺応需貞幹生 鏡根付銘:盛寿 緒締銘:一寿

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
Late 19th century
OkawaTeikan (Japanese, 1828–1898), School Mito School (Japanese, 18th through 20th century)


Catalogue Raisonné

Earle, Netsuke: Fantasy and Reality in Japanese Miniature Sculpture (MFA, 2001), #3

Dimensions

Overall: 12.7 cm (5 in.)

Accession Number

11.24750a-d

Medium or Technique

Main material: dyed leather; decorative technique: iroe takazogan

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Tôbû Otonashigawa no atari ni oite motome ni ôjite Teikan sei [Made to order by Teikan by the Otonashi River in Eastern Musashi (=Tokyo)]
Moritoshi, Kazutoshi
於東武無音川邊應需貞幹生

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