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Box: O.10 & A-1984

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Box with garden scene. Lacquer on wooden core, inlaid with mother of pearl. This square box is completely enclosed by its cover, which fits over it and reaches down to the base. The black lacquer is inlaid in mother of pearl. On top is a scene showing a pair of birds perched on the branches of an old prunus tree, surrounded by stems of bamboo, with the sun, moon and clouds above. The top is surrounded by a toothed border, which is repeated on the sides above a peony scroll. The box is lined with silk of twentieth-century date.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Gompertz Gift

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1984) by Gompertz, G. St. G. M., Mr and Mrs


Choson Dynasty (1392 - 1910)
18th Century
Circa 1700 - 1800

Components of the work

Decoration composed of lacquer mother-of-pearl
Box composed of wood (plant material) Height 11.4 cm Length 27.3 cm Width 27.2 cm
Lining composed of silk (textile)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.10 & A-1984
Primary reference Number: 16605
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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