Two-case inro with cicada and ivy design

Japanese
Edo period
Early 19th century
Style of Tsuishu Yosei School (Japanese), Style of Yasuchika School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 7.1 x 5.8 x 2.6 cm (2 13/16 x 2 5/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

11.9900

Medium or Technique

Plain wood ground with exaggerated grain; decoration in applied gold and pre-dried carved red lacquer; interiors plain wood with silvered metal liners

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Inro

Signed

Yosei zo; Yasuchika. Signature translation: Made by Yosei

養成造   安親

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