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Tobacco-pouch and pipecase; netsuke in the form of a koronbo with a giant piece of coral; kanamono in the form of a seated samurai and two oni; rectangular gold filigree ojime; silver chains

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Signed

Kanamono plate signed Ryumin Netsuke signed Miwa 立民(花押); 三輪

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

Japanese, Meiji era, mid to late 19th century (before 1889)

Dimensions

Overall: 13 x 9.5 x 5.5 cm (5 1/8 x 3 3/4 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.24745a-d

Medium or Technique

Main material: leather; other metals: gold; netsuke coral, ivory and wood; decorative technique: uchidashi

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor