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Inro: O.25-1917

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Maker: Unknown




Lacquer inro, with four divisions and a nashiji ground. Takamakie butterflies with spread wings. The small fragments of haliotis originally inlaid across the wings, as well as the gold dust, have disappeared owing to rubbing and polishing.
Red lacquer lining and risers

Legal notes

Given by Oscar Raphael

Measurements and weight

Length: 7.3 cm
Width: 6.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1917) by Raphael, Oscar C.


18th Century
1700 - 1799

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Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: O.25-1917
Primary reference Number: 204627
Raphael list number: 21
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Created: Monday 20 July 2015 Updated: Monday 20 July 2015 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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