Four-case inro with design of horses
Overall: 8.4 x 7.4 x 2.3 cm (3 5/16 x 2 15/16 x 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Polished black lacquer ground in gold and aokin togidashi-e and hirame with gold foil and shell for the outlines of the horses; compartments and risers nashiji; shoulders and rims gold fundame
Not On View
Hôgen Eisen ga, with unread seal; Koma Kyuhakusaku. Signature translation: Painted by Hôgen Eisen.
法眼榮川画 印 （不詳） 古滿休伯作
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