Accession No

1943.106


Description

Wooden netsuke of a badger-kettle: the shape-shifting tanuki from the folk take Bunbuku chaguma.


Place

Asia; East Asia; Japan


Period


Source

Strickland, E. F. (Mrs) [donor]


Department

Anth


Reference Numbers

1943.106


Cultural Affliation


Material

Wood


Local Term

Netsuke


Measurements

33mm x 29mm x 43mm


Events

Context (Production / use)
A netsuke is a kind of toggle, attached to a cord and worn on the sash or 'obi' at the waist. At the end of the cord, an 'inro' or 'tobako-ire' may be attached to the wearer's 'obi'. Netsuke correspond to watch seals and, like them, have become collector's items of great value. Some of the best artists in carving specialised in certain subjects.
Event Date
Author: Eleanor Wilkinson


Context (Other owners)
(bio) (female donor): Mrs E.F. Strickland.
Event Date
Author: maa


Description (Physical description)
Wooden netsuke of a badger-kettle. A netsuke is a kind of toggle, attached to a cord and worn on the sash or 'obi' at the waist. At the end of the cord, an 'inro' or 'tobako-ire' may be attached to the wearer's 'obi'. Netsuke correspond to watch seals and, like them, have become collector's items of great value. Some of the best artists in carving specialised in certain subjects.
Event Date 1943
Author: maa


FM:90657

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