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Box: MAR.O.87 & A-1912

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Description

Box, lacquer. Circular box with a seated lid (A), the black ground is speckled with gold and decorated in brown, black, silver and gold togidashi (the hiramakie design is covered completely with lacquer and polished until the design reappears flush with the ground) with a group of five puppies seated on grassy ground. The puppies` features, their paws and fur are finely depicted. The grooved outer rims of the lid and lower section are decorated with fundame (matt gold)and the sides with ferns and kirikane (metal foil cut to various shapes and individually set with a lacquer ground, often as a mosaic) on a black ground speckled with gold. The interior and the base are in nashiji (shimmering spangles).

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 9.7 cm
Height: 2.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Edo (Japanese period, 1615-1868)
Circa 1700 - 1868

Components of the work

Decoration

Materials used in production

Lacquer

Techniques used in production

Lacquering : Box, lacquer, black ground decorated in togidashi (the hiramakie design is covered completely with lacquer and polished until the design reappears flush with the ground), lid and lower sections decorated with fundame (matt gold) and kirikane (metal foil cut to various shapes and individually set into lacquer ground), interior and base are in nashiji

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular label with a border of three blue lines inscribed beside the No. '197' in faded black ink, at the bottom of the label and written upside down in pencil is 'A\\'f'

  • Text: 197 A\\'f
  • Location: Stuck in the centre of the base
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in black ink and pencil
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.O.87 & A-1912
Primary reference Number: 24177
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 13 January 2012 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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