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Inro: O.6-1921

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 34 (Fan Gallery)


Maker: Unknown




Lacquer inro, with five divisions. Black ground, wearing brown in places through effect of light and age. Depicting a silver wire spider and its web. On the reverse there are silver wire waves and a plain top. Hiramakie mon on the bottom. Nashiji lining and risers.

Legal notes

Given by Oscar Raphael

Measurements and weight

Length: 7.9 cm
Width: 4.9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1921) by Raphael, Oscar C.


Late 17th Century
1650 - 1699

Components of the work

Spider, Web, Waves composed of silverwire
Lining, Risers

Materials used in production

black Ground colour

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: O.6-1921
Primary reference Number: 140687
Raphael list number: 23
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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