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Box: MAR.O.72 & A-1912

Object information

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Description

Box, lacquer with silver metal rim mounts. Rectangular box with a seated lid (A). The polished brown ground is decorated on the lid and sides in gold, silver-grey, black and aogai (small pieces of blue-green inlaid shell) in hiramakie (low-relief sprinkled design) with open and closed fans. The open fans are decorated in various techniques including kinji (shiny gold lacquer ground) and kirikane (metal foil cut to various shapes and individually set into a lacquer ground, often as a mosaic) and show bold patterns of prunus, autumn grasses, scale pattern, flying geese, peony and other designs. The inside and the base are nashiji.

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.8 cm
Length: 13.5 cm
Width: 9.9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Edo Period (1615-1868)#
Circa 1700 - 1920

Components of the work

Mounts composed of metal ( silver-coloured)
Inlay composed of shell (animal material)
Decoration composed of foil

Materials used in production

Lacquer

Techniques used in production

Lacquering : Box, lacquer, with silver metal rim mounts, decorated with aogai (small pieces of blue-green inlaid shell) in hiramakie (low-relief sprinkled design), open fans decorated by kinji (shiny gold lacquer ground) and kirikane (metal foil cut to various shapes and individually set into a lacquer ground, often as mosaic), inside and base are nashiji

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular white label with a triple line blue border, it is fixed over another white label with a red border, just visible

  • Text: 1448 JE/JE CV/CV/.
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.O.72 & A-1912
Primary reference Number: 24084
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 30 September 2019 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Box" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/24084 Accessed: 2024-05-26 21:28:59

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{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/24084 |title=Box |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-05-26 21:28:59|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

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