Hachijuyuyon Ritsuô, seal Kan; Haritsu with seal 八十有四笠翁 觀 破笠 印 （不詳）
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-late 18th century
- Ogawa Haritsu, Japanese, 1663–1747
Overall: 6.3 x 5.8 x 2.2 cm (2 1/2 x 2 5/16 x 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Black lacquer ground; decoration in gold, black and red takamaki-e with encrustation of pottery; compartments and risers black lacquer; shoulders and rims gold fundame