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Description

Cup (Tortoise Shell?). Shell of small tortoise lacquered red on the inside. Attached by a cord & two connected metal rings is a toad netsuke carved in wood.

Details

cup (food service); netsuke
16.7.53/18
Anthropology

1 item (description level: whole)
Additional names, titles, or classifications
common name:  tortoise shell cup wooden frog/toad attached
object name (Horniman Ethno.):  cup (food service)
object name:  netsuke

Place
Japan, East Asia, Asia
Additional place information
made or collected:  Japan 
Date made
Late Edo period
Additional date information
Late Edo period 

Materials and techniques
tortoiseshell; lacquer; string; metal; wood
Additional material & technique information
material: tortoiseshell (bowl)
material: string (cord)
material: lacquer (inside the bowl)
material: wood (netsuke)
material: metal (suspension loop)
Measurements
bowl: 42 mm x 92 mm x 86 mm; netsuke: 16 mm x 26 mm x 33 mm; ; overall: 42 mm x 206 mm x 86 mm
Additional measurement information
netsuke: 16 mm x 26 mm x 33 mm
bowl: 42 mm x 92 mm x 86 mm
overall: 42 mm x 206 mm x 86 mm

Provenance
donor:  Hildburgh, Walter Leo  gift 1953-07-16


Related subjects
theme: Food and Feasting
object name (Horniman Ethno.): cups (food service)
material: lacquer
material: metal
object name: netsukes
material: string
material: tortoiseshell
material: wood

Record created 2000-01-22 by EOLIVARI
Record last updated 2013-08-10 by RSHEPHERD

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