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Chestnut Burr

Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
mid-19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Porcelain (Hirado ware)
Dimensions:
H. 1 7/16 in. (3.6 cm); Diam. 1 7/8 in. (4.7 cm)
Classification:
Netsuke
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.213
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.
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