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Netsuke: O.10-1917

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Kaigyoku Sai


A barrel-shaped container made of chrysanthemum flowers and hinged at the bottom opening to reveal Kikujidō, writing the magic characters of longevity on chrysanthemum leaves and seated amongst chrysanthemums

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Given by Charles Fairfax Murray

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1917-03-07) by Murray, Charles Fairfax

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Closed Height 3 cm

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Techniques used in production

Carved Staining

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Accession number: O.10-1917
Primary reference Number: 201380
Display number: 65
Old number: M.10-1917
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Created: Wednesday 27 May 2015 Updated: Thursday 20 May 2021 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

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

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