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


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.