Hasegawa Shigeyoshi saku, with seal Hashira. Signature translation: Made by Hasegawa Shigeyoshi 長谷川重美作 印 柱
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:  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
Japanese, Edo period, Late 18th–early 19th century
- Hasegawa Shigeyoshi, Japanese
Overall: 8.1 x 5.2 x 2.2 cm (3 3/16 x 2 1/16 x 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Gold lacquer ground; decoration in gold, aokin, silver and red hiramaki-e and takamaki-e with gold foil; compartments and risers rich gold Gyobu nashiji lacquer; shoulders and rims gold fundame