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Figures and screen: O.62-1991

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Figures and screen


Kiyomitsu (netsuke)




Netsuke: katabori: Figures and screen. Wood, carved. Group of two figures playing kakurembo (hide-and-seek), one curled in a ball, face down, his hands over his head hiding behind a screen; the other standing barefoot in a kimono, his face covered by a grotesque mask and peering round the side of the screen which is carved with a large peony head, bud and leaves. Standing figure's outspread arm resting on the screen forms a natural himotoshi. Good patina.


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: 3.6 cm
Width: 3.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


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

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Materials used in production

Wood (plant material)

Techniques used in production

Carving : Wood, carved

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.62-1991
Primary reference Number: 22338
Old object number: JAPWA/729
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 13 May 2019 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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