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Tobacco-pouch; kagami netsuke; ojime; kanamono; inner plate with a demon carrying a temple bell; leather pipe-case

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The kanamono signed Kiyotoshi The ojime signed Moritoshi sei [Made by Moritoshi] 盛壽生


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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period–Meiji era, mid to late 19th century (before 1877)


Overall: 14.5 x 11 x 5 cm (5 11/16 x 4 5/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Main material: stencilled leather; other metals: gold, silver, shakudo, shibuichi and copper; decorative technique: uchidashi, iroe takazogan




Arms and armor