Tsuba with design of figures towing a boat

Japanese
Edo period
18th century
Hosono Masamori (Japanese), School Hosono School (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

77

Dimensions

Overall: 8.1 x 7.8 x 0.4 cm (3 3/16 x 3 1/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.12382

Medium or Technique

Main material: shibuichi; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold and copper; shakudo nanako plugs; decorative technique: katakiri-bori, kebori and hirazogan

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Hosono Sozaemon Masamori, with a kao
細野惣左衛門政守(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