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Japanese lacquer and coral inro with a branch of hozuki

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An image of Netsuke. Inro/manju/ojime. Unknown maker, Japan. A four case inro with five divisions, of standard shape. The roiro (black lacquer polished to a deep gloss) ground is decorated in shades of gold & silver hiramakie (low-relief sprinkled design) & takamakie (high-relief sprinkled design) with a branch of hozuki with leaves and two fruits-the fruits are of inlaid coral. The reverse is decorated with a cricket, its gold body inlaid with aogai (small pieces of inlaid blue-green shell), beneath an opened hozuki fruit. The compartments and risers are nashiji (shimmering spangles) and the rims and shoulders fundame (matt gold). The inro has been signed 'Koma Kwansai', but was probably produced by a pupil. Lacquer and coral inro, height 8.5 cm, width 5.9 cm, 1800-1850. Edo Period (1615-1868).

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Netsuke. Inro/manju/ojime. Unknown maker, Japan. A four case inro with five divisions, of standard shape. The roiro (black lacquer polished to a deep gloss) ground is decorated in shades of gold & silver hiramakie (low-relief sprinkled design) & takamakie (high-relief sprinkled design) with a branch of hozuki with leaves and two fruits-the fruits are of inlaid coral. The reverse is decorated with a cricket, its gold body inlaid with aogai (small pieces of inlaid blue-green shell), beneath an opened hozuki fruit. The compartments and risers are nashiji (shimmering spangles) and the rims and shoulders fundame (matt gold). The inro has been signed 'Koma Kwansai', but was probably produced by a pupil. Lacquer and coral inro, height 8.5 cm, width 5.9 cm, 1800-1850. Edo Period (1615-1868).

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  • Accession Number: MAR.O.13 & A & B-1912
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/22.0
  • Focal length: 100
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D
  • Photographer name: Image Library; Fitzwilliam Museum
  • Image height: 1668 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
  • Filesize: 96.43kB
  • Exposure time: 1/30
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 22/1
  • Captured: 2000:01:09 19:18:53

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