Kajikawa Yoshiro 梶川與四郎 英
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-18th century
- Kajikawa School, Japanese
Overall: 8.2 x 5.3 x 2.4 cm (3 1/4 x 2 1/16 x 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Black lacquer ground with a mixture of gold hirame and kinpun creating a gold ground; decoration in gold and silver hiramaki-e and takamaki-e with uchikomi in the rocks and much use of gold and silver foil for the cherry blossom; compartments and risers gold nashiji; shoulders and rims gold fundame