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Netsuke: O.37-1991

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Description

Netsuke: kagamibuta. Ivory bowl with metal disc and eyelet. Circular bowl, plain with indented ridge around the top edge and traces of green staining to inner rim, central himotoshi. Shibuichi disc, cast and decorated in relief with a fly resting on top of a man's shaved head above the wrinkled brow, the face cut off at the nose. The man's hand is raised as if to swat the fly. Finely stranded hair and eyebrows in shakudo and copper, the man's eyeballs in shakudo and copper, and the fly's eye is applied with copper.

Notes

History note: H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by H.S. Reitlinger, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991.

Measurements and weight

Height: 1.8 cm
Width: 4.2 cm

Relative size of this object

4.2 cm1.8 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991-04-29) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

Edo Period (1615-1868)
Circa 1800 - 1868

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Metal Disc composed of metal
Applied Decoration composed of copper
Bowl composed of ivory
Bowl Inner Rim
Bowl Ridge
Decoration
Disc

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.37-1991
Primary reference Number: 22146
Old object number: JAPWA/768
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 13 May 2019 Last processed: Monday 29 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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