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Inro: MAR.O.43 & A & B-1912

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Maker(s)

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Description

Lacquer inro with four divisions, also with a netsuke and ojime. Black ground decorated in relief in gold, red and silver (?) and inlaid with shell. Depicting a small bird on a japonica (?) branch, while on the reverse is a branch with prunus flowers. Black lining and risers.
Yellow glass ojime. Ivory netsuke of Gamma Sennin and his Toad

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 7.5 cm
Width: 6.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

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

Components of the work

Netsuke composed of ivory Ojime composed of glass

Materials used in production

Shell Lacquer

Techniques used in production

Inlaid Lacquering

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.O.43 & A & B-1912
Primary reference Number: 22214
Raphael list number: 51
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2016 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

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

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