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Box: MAR.O.57 & A-1912

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Description

Box, lacquer with lid (A). Rectangular box in two shallow convex halves. The black ground has traces of brown and red showing through and is decorated in gold with two scrolling floral sprays on each side in hiramakie (low-relief sprinkled design). The interior is decorated with nashiji (shimmering spangles).

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 1.4 cm
Length: 6.8 cm
Width: 4.8 cm

Relative size of this object

6.8 cm1.4 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley

Dating

Edo (Japanese period, 1615-1868)
19th century
Circa 1800 - 1868

Components of the work

Decoration composed of lacquer

Techniques used in production

Lacquering : Box, lacquer, decorated with hiramakie (low-relief sprinkled design) and nashiji (shimmering spangles)

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.O.57 & A-1912
Primary reference Number: 23963
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 January 2017 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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