Kosen zu Kajikawa kore o utsusu, with seal Ei. Signature translation: Kajikawa copied this from a picture by Kosen 古川圖梶川写之 印 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, Late 18th–early 19th century
Overall: 7.3 x 5.5 x 2.1 cm (2 7/8 x 2 3/16 x 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Black lacquer ground with fine gold hirame towards the base; stream in ginpun with gold togidashi-e; bamboo in gold and aokin hiramaki-e and low takamaki-e with shell; birds in low gold hiramaki-e with gold foil, red lacquer and mitsuda-e; compartments and risers gold nashiji; shoulders and rims gold fundame