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Box: MAR.O.91 & A-1912

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Maker: Unknown




Lacquer box, in the shape of two intersecting boxes. Gold ground decorated in gold and silver-grey. On the top are birds amid flowers and diaper pattern. On the sides are insects on grass bearing dewdrops. Base and interior nashiji

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C.B. Marlay Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


Edo (Japanese period, 1615-1868)
Circa 1700 - 1868

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Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular label with a border of three blue lines inscribed beside the No. '197' in faded black ink, at the bottom of the label and written upside down in pencil is 'A\\'f'

  • Text: 197 A\\'f
  • Location: Stuck in the centre of the base
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in black ink and pencil
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.O.91 & A-1912
Primary reference Number: 207632
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Created: Tuesday 12 January 2016 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2016 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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