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Group of seven sea mussels: O.55-1991

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Titles

Group of seven sea mussels

Maker(s)

Masanao

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Description

Netsuke: katabori: Group of seven sea mussels. Ebony. A group of seven sea mussels of varying sizes clustered together; the arrangement forming a natural himotoshi.

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: 3.9 cm

Relative size of this object

3.9 cm2.5 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Edo Period (1615-1868)
19th century
Circa 1800 - 1868

Materials used in production

Wood (plant material)
Ebony

Techniques used in production

Carving : Ebony

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.55-1991
Primary reference Number: 22305
Old object number: JAPWA/734
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 15 October 2021 Last processed: Friday 15 October 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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