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Inro: MAR.O.1-1912

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Lacquer inro. A five case inro, six divisions, of standard shape. The silver lacquer ground is decorated in shades of gold, silver, black and red togidashi (hiramakie design covered with lacquer and polished until the design reappears flush with the ground) on one side, with a crested, long-tailed cocl bird seated on the branches of a red-leaved maple tree, and on the other side, a crested hen bird seated on the branches of a maple tree. The compartments and risers are gold nashiji (shimmering spangles); the shoulders and rims are fundame (matt gold). The cord channel is external; there is no cord.
An 18th century inro, redecorated in the 20th century

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.2 cm
Width: 5.2 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912)


Edo (Japanese period, 1615-1868)
Circa 1800 - Circa 1868

Components of the work

Compartments, Risers
Shoulders, Rim

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.O.1-1912
Primary reference Number: 127138
Raphael list number: 1
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 17 July 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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