Object Place: Japan
66 x 76 cm (26 x 29 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk and gilt paper
Not On View
The ground is of dark blue satin. The design of conventional leaves, gourds, vases of flowers, lanterns, etc., is woven with light golden brown, light green, light blue, red and white silk and gilded paper.
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)
 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