Tonkotsu

Japanese
Edo period
1856
Kita Takenori (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 5.7 x 6.9 x 2.1 cm (2 1/4 x 2 11/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.24709a

Medium or Technique

Ivory, signature on shakudo plaque

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Inro

Signed

Ansei san tatsu shogatsu Kita Takenori, with kao
安政三辰正月喜多武則(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