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Inro: MAR.O.18 & A & B-1912

Object information

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Lacquer inro. A three case inro with four divisions, of standard shape. The roiro (black lacquer polished to a deep gloss) and kinpun (fine gold powder) ground is decorated in gold and silver togidashi (a hiramakie design is covered completely with lacquer and polished until the design reappears flush with the ground) with a circular roiro panel showing Toba the calligraphist riding his mule and wearing his large hat and the reverse is decorated with a bamboo grove.
The risers and compartments are in silver lacquer and the shoulders and rims are fundame (matt gold).
Signature with a red kakihan.

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.9 cm
Width: 8.0 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Edo Period (1615-1868)
19th Century
1800 - 1899

Components of the work

Shoulder, Rims composed of gold

Materials used in production

Gold powder

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.O.18 & A & B-1912
Primary reference Number: 22208
Raphael list number: 26
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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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