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Basic Information

Accession Number:1968M39
Collection:Applied Art - Asian


Netsuke (in English, root attachment) can be of many designs, their function was to secure such items as the inro (seal box) to the obi (sash), by a cord passing through holes in the netsuke. The cords of the inro could be tightened by the ojime (bead). This netsuke is carved as three winter cherries, the husk of one is half opened to reveal the fruit.

Purchased from Mrs Anne Hull Grundy.

Further Information

Production Period:Edo Period (1600-1868)
Medium:Wood, carved.
Place of Origin:Japan


Height:38 mm

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