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Group of five horses: O.50-1991

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Titles

Group of five horses

Maker(s)

Shigehiro

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Description

Netsuke: katabori: Group of five horses. Ivory, carved and polished. Five horses arranged to form a rectangular group, three standing and two reclining, each with inlaid eyes. The legs and tails are entwined creating a latticework effect on the underside. The manes and tails are finely carved. Natural himotoshi are formed by the legs and tails.

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: 2.5 cm
Width: 4.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

Edo Period (1615-1868)
19th Century, Late#
Circa 1868 - 1900

Components of the work

Ivory

Materials used in production

Ivory

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.50-1991
Primary reference Number: 22283
Old object number: JAPWA/715
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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