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Inro: MAR.O.12 & A & B-1912

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

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Unknown

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Description

Wood and lacquer inro. A three case inro with four divisions, of standard rectangular shape. The natural wood ground is decorated in gold and red takamakie (high relief sprinkled design) and hiramakie (low-relief sprinkled design) with branches, leaves and hozuki fruit. The leaves are applied with kirikane (metal foil cut to various shapes and individually set into a lacquer ground, often as a mosaic).
The compartments and risers are black lacquer and the shoulders and rims are fundame (matt gold).

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.1 cm
Width: 6.0 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Edo Period (1615-1868)
19th Century, Early#
1800 CE - 1850 CE

Components of the work

Rims, Shoulders composed of gold
Leaves

Materials used in production

Wood
Lacquer

Techniques used in production

Hiramakie
Takamakie
Lacquering

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.O.12 & A & B-1912
Primary reference Number: 22179
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 17 November 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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