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Three dancing men: O.79-1991

Object information

Titles

Three dancing men

Maker(s)

Shounsai

Description

Netsuke: katabori: Three dancing men. Ivory, carved and stained. Three dancing men, each wearing a robe and a flat hat, are grouped together on a cloud scroll base. Two men are facing out with legs wide apart and the third is facing sideways, his left leg raised and he is looking upwards. The details are incised and stained. Himotoshi through centre of clouds scroll base.

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: 2.6 cm
Width: 3.4 cm

Relative size of this object

3.4 cm2.6 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)
Circa 1800 - 1868

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration

Materials used in production

Ivory

Techniques used in production

Carving : Ivory, carved, incised and stained
Staining

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.79-1991
Primary reference Number: 22413
Old object number: JAPWA/747
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 13 January 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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