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Crouching hare: O.54-1991

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Crouching hare






Netsuke: katabori: Crouching hare. Ivory, carved. Figure of a crouching hare, its ears laid back, washing its front right paw with its tongue. Carved details to paws, ears, mouth, eyes, whiskers, with smooth surface lightly stained for effect. Himotoshi on the underside.


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: 2.0 cm
Width: 3.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Edo Period (1615-1868)
Circa 1800 - 1868

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Techniques used in production

Carving : Ivory, carved

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.54-1991
Primary reference Number: 22303
Old object number: JAPWA/719
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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

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