Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Chestnut Burr

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