Netsuke - Rabbit holding a mespilus branch

Japanese Collection

Accession Nr.: 154
Type: bone objects; object for daily use; ivory carving; netsuke; accessory
Date of production:
late 18th century–early 19th century
Edo (Tokugawa) period
Place of production:
Acquisition: collection of Ferenc Hopp
Signed: 蘭亭 (Rantei)
Materials/Techniques: stained ivory, eyes inlaid with amber
Dimensions: height: 3.6 cm
Japanese men kept their personal belongings in the belt of their kimono. These were fastened to the belt of the kimono: a suspension cord attached to the object ran under the textile sash with a counterweight knotted on the other end.