Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Not on view
The cord opening is located at the junction where the leaves reveal the outermost protective layer of the chestnut, identifiable as such from the glimpse it offers of its finely detailed ceramic cupule.
Edward C. Moore , New York (until d. 1891; bequeathed to MMA).
Artist: Maki-e by Yūtokusai Gyokkei (Japanese, (active early–mid-19th century))Date: mid-19th centuryMedium: Four cases; lacquered wood with gold and silver hiramaki-e on gold lacquer ground Netsuke: lacquered wood with inlay of a snail on bamboo Ojime: metal bead with birdsAccession: 36.100.246On view in:Gallery 223