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Ojime: MAR.O.18B-1912

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Ojime. Spherical bead very finely decorated with guri technique depicting a pavilion and trees in a landscape. Layers of green, yellow ochre and red lacquer are carved in v-shaped cuts to reveal the sequence of the layers. It has a highly polished black top layer. The cord hole is mounted with a yellow metal band.

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 1.7 cm
Width: 1.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Edo Period (1615-1868)#
Circa 1800 - 1868

Components of the work

Decoration composed of lacquer ( yellow ochre, red and green)
Fitting composed of metal
Top Layer

Techniques used in production

Carving : Spherical bead decorated with guri technique; layers of green, yellow ochre and red lacquer are carved in v-shaped cuts to reveal the sequence of the layers

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.O.18B-1912
Primary reference Number: 22104
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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