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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.


cup (food service); netsuke

1 item (description level: whole)
Broad category
Anthropology: Ethnography
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  cup (food service); netsuke
object name:  tortoise shell cup wooden frog/toad attached
object name (local):  cup (food service)

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

Materials & 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)
overall: 42 mm x 206 mm x 86 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 42 mm x 206 mm x 86 mm

donor:  Hildburgh, Walter Leo  Undefined - 1953-07-16

Related subjects
association: Food and Feasting
object name: cups (food service)
object name: netsukes

Record created 2000-01-22
Record last updated 2018-06-28

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