Tsuba with design of the White-Robed Kannon by a waterfall

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
mid to late 19th century
Horiya Manju (Japanese, born in 1845), School Egawa School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 7.6 x 7 x 0.6 cm (3 x 2 3/4 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.11930

Medium or Technique

Main material: brass; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold, copper and shibuichi; copper false sekigane; decorative technique: iroe takazogan, katakiri-bori

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Signed

Ittosai saku
一東斎作

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