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Tobacco-pouch, pipe-case, kagami netsuke and ojime with designs from the Sangokushi (Sanguozhi), the kanamono with Chohi and Kan'u and the backplate with Chon cradling a baby in his arms

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Tôbû Otonashigawa no atari ni oite motome ni ôjite Teikan sei [Made to order by Teikan by the Otonashi River in Eastern Musashi (=Tokyo)] Moritoshi, Kazutoshi 於東武無音川邊應需貞幹生


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, Late 19th century

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Overall: 12.7 cm (5 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Main material: dyed leather; decorative technique: iroe takazogan




Arms and armor