H. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm); W. 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm); D. 1/2 in. (1.3 cm)
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Not on view
Mushroom and fungi are symbols of longevity. Their simple yet aesthetically appealing arrangement in a horizontal line emphasizes this association. Mushrooms and vegetables became favored subjects of eccentric Edo period painters.
Edward C. Moore , New York (until d. 1891; bequeathed to MMA).
Artist: Ganbun (Japanese, active until 1870s)Date: mid-19th centuryMedium: Single case; lacquered wood imitating bamboo with pewter and silver inlay and gold hiramaki-e Netsuke: bamboo; lacquered wood with gold hiramaki-e and stained ivory inlay Ojime: snail; copperAccession: 13.67.10On view in:Gallery 223
Date: second half of the 19th centuryMedium: Sheath shape; lacquered wood with gold and silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, togidashimaki-e, and colored ivory inlay on gold lacquer ground Netsuke: kagamibuta type, lotus pad with frog; stained ivory and metal Ojime: agate beadAccession: 29.100.874On view in:Gallery 223