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Inro: MAR.O.13 & A & B-1912

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Description

Lacquer and coral inro. A four case inro with five divisions, of standard shape. The roiro (black lacquer polished to a deep gloss) ground is decorated in shades of gold & silver hiramakie (low-relief sprinkled design) & takamakie (high-relief sprinkled design) with a branch of hozuki with leaves and two fruits-the fruits are of inlaid coral.
The reverse is decorated with a cricket, its gold body inlaid with aogai (small pieces of inlaid blue-green shell), beneath an opened hozuki fruit. The compartments and risers are nashiji (shimmering spangles) and the rims and shoulders fundame (matt gold).

The inro has been signed 'Koma Kwansai', but was probably produced by a pupil.

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.5 cm
Width: 5.9 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

Cricket Inlay composed of shell ( aogai)
Cricket composed of gold
Rims, Shoulders composed of gold
Compartments, Risers

Materials used in production

Lacquer
Coral

Techniques used in production

Hiramakie
Takamakie
Roiro
Lacquering

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.O.13 & A & B-1912
Primary reference Number: 22195
Raphael list number: 15
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 17 July 2015 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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