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Box: MAR.O.80 & A-1912

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Box, lacquer. Box in the shape of a fan with a seated lid (A). The gold ground of the lid is decorated in black, red, gold and silver-grey takamakie (high-relief sprinkled design) with a flowering tree with red blooms, and plants with silver-grey petals and gold spiky leaves. The sides are decorated with a continuous landscape of hills, trees and a river on a gold ground. The inside of the lid is decorated in gold, black, silver-grey and green takamakie with five books on a nashiji (shimmering spangles) ground. One cover shows a gold bird perched on a flowering branch reserved on a grey ground, one has gold flower heads on a gold ground, one has gold chidori (birds) in flight over black and gold waves; only parts of the green and gold covers are visible. The lower section is decorated with three scrolls each in gold, one with maple leaves, one with diaper pattern and one with flying ducks on a nashiji ground. The base is nashiji.

Legal notes

C.B. Maraly Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.3 cm
Length: 11.1 cm
Width: 7.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


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

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Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Lacquering : Box, lacquer, decorated in takamakie (high-relief sprinkled design) and nashiji

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.O.80 & A-1912
Primary reference Number: 24133
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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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