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Daruma and dog: O.93-1991

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Daruma and dog






Netsuke: katabori: Daruma and dog. Wood and ivory, carved and stained. Figure group of Daruma enveloped in his cloak, open-mouthed with a worried expression on his face, his right arm resting on his rounded stomach. A dog with a curly tail and wearing a coat stands at his left side, his left hand holds the dog's collar. A circular ivory disc is attached to the base. Crudely carved. Himotoshi at the back.


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: 4.2 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

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Parts composed of ivory

Materials used in production

Wood (plant material)

Techniques used in production

Carving : Wood, ivory, carved and stained

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.93-1991
Primary reference Number: 22473
Old object number: JAPWA/753
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 24 August 2018 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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