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Ojime: MAR.O.38B-1912

Object information

Awaiting location update

Maker(s)

Unknown

Description

Ojime. Circular wood bead decorated in guri technique with insects and scrolling foliage. Layers of green, red, black and yellow lacquer are carved in v-shaped cuts to reveal the sequence of the layers which are topped in black. There is a stippled effect on the ochre ground.

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 1.7 cm
Width: 1.7 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Edo (Japanese period, 1615-1868)
1800 - 1868

Components of the work

Decoration composed of lacquer ( red, black, green and yellow) Ground

Materials used in production

Wood (plant material)

Techniques used in production

Carving : Circular wood bead decorated in guri technique, layers of green, red, black and yellow lacquer are carved in v-shaped cuts to reveal the sequence of the layers which are topped in black

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.O.38B-1912
Primary reference Number: 22114
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 13 January 2012 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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