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Seated tea-server: O.81-1991

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Titles

Seated tea-server

Maker(s)

Unknown

Description

Netsuke: katabori: Seated tea-server. Ivory, carved and stained. A Chabozu (tea-server) having fallen asleep on a tea-mill; his head resting on his hands. The lines of his clothes are carved in free flowing form. Himotoshi through the 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: 3.1 cm
Width: 4.1 cm

Relative size of this object

4.1 cm3.1 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

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Materials used in production

Ivory

Techniques used in production

Carving : Ivory, carved and stained
Staining

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.81-1991
Primary reference Number: 22419
Old object number: JAPWA/714
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 13 May 2019 Last processed: Saturday 27 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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