- Museum number
Netsuke. Chinese boy holding a lion mask. Made of partially glazed porcelain.
- Production date
- 1800s (early)
Height: 5.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- This netsuke was fired in the Mikawachi area kilns of Hizen province (current Nagasaki and Saga Prefectures) in Kyushu, the southernmost island of Japan. The official kiln of the Hirado clan was located there, and the area's kilns generally produced fine white porcelain, for both the domestic and European markets, from the later part of the seventeenth century to the present day. Chinese boys (karako) are a motif frequently encountered in Hirado ware. (NCR, 2014)
- On display (G92/dc1)
- Exhibition history
2014 June-Aug, London, British Museum, Asahi Shimbun display, Dressed to impress: Netsuke and Japanese men’s fashion.
2013 - , BM Japanese Galleries, ‘Japan from Prehistory to the Present’.
2016-17 9 Dec-21 May, Durham University Oriental Museum, Dressed to impress: netsuke and Japanese men’s fashion
2017 30 May-29 Oct, Dorman Museum, Dressed to impress: netsuke and Japanese men’s fashion
2017-2018 4 Nov-22 Apr, Museum of East Asian Art, Dressed to impress: netsuke and Japanese men’s fashion
2018 28 Apr-18 Aug, Worthing Museum, Dressed to impress: netsuke and Japanese men’s fashion
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: AF.93