Gift cover (fukusa)
late 19th century
Object Place: Japan
38 x 32 cm (14 15/16 x 12 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk; embroidered and applied gold
Not On View
Gift cover (fukusa) with design of abstract landscape and peonies in white, blue, green, tan, black and purple silk embroidery with painted gold accents. There is a reddish-orange silk satin backing.
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