Shoji Yamon Naokatsu, Kamikata-shi ni tanomarete kore o tsukuru 荘司弥門直勝 為神方氏囑造之
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, mid-19th century
- Shoji Naokatsu, Japanese, 1835–1884
Overall: 9 x 8.7 x 0.4 cm (3 9/16 x 3 7/16 x 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Main material: iron; surface treatment: kitae-ji; decorative technique: sukashi-bori, sukidashi-bori