Tsuba with design of gourd vine and butterfly
Overall: 6.6 x 5.9 x 0.6 cm (2 5/8 x 2 5/16 x 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Main material: shibuichi; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold, silver, shakudo and copper; decorative technique: iroe takazogan
Not On View
Ômori Mitsutoki, with a kao
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection