Netsuke formed from a miniature gourd embossed with character fuku (good fortune)

Japanese
Edo period
19th century (?)


Dimensions

Overall: 5.1 x 1.7 cm (2 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.2353b

Medium or Technique

Natural gourd; the character formed by growing the gourd within a mold

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Inro

Signed

Unsigned
無銘

Provenance

Lent by H.L. Higginson, Dec. 31, 1910

Credit Line

Bequest of Major Henry Lee Higginson