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Box: O.7-1947

Object information

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Box, lacquer. Circular box in the form of a persimmon.The deep-seated lid forms the upper part of the fruit and the lower section is rounded with the leaves and stalk moulded on the base.The black ground is powdered with gold (sunago), gradually turning red as it nears the top. The inside is nashiji (shimmering spangles).


History note: Presented by Mr Takeuchi of Tokyo

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 6.0 cm
Width: 4.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1947) by Raphael, Oscar C.


Meiji Period (1868-1912)
19th Century, Late#
Circa 1868 - 1900

Components of the work


Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Lacquering : Box, lacquer with nashiji decoration

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular sticky label

  • Text: O.7-1947 Raphael Bequest 1941
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in black ink
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.7-1947
Primary reference Number: 24339
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 January 2017 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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