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Inro: MAR.O.38 & A & B-1912

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Maker(s)

Unknown

Description

Lacquer inro with four divisions, and with ojime and netsuke. Black ground with nashiji, decorated in gold and silver/pewter. Depicting an eagle diving towards a crane taking cover in long grasses. Risers and lining nashiji.
Ojime made from carved wood, lacquered in red and black. Mask netsuke of wood, with gold eyes.

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 7 cm
Width: 5.7 cm

Relative size of this object

5.7 cm7 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Edo Period (1615-1868)
18th-19th century
1700 - 1868 1868

Materials used in production

Wood Lacquer

Techniques used in production

Nashiji Lacquering

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.O.38 & A & B-1912
Primary reference Number: 22215
Raphael list number: 46
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 17 November 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 17 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Inro" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/22215 Accessed: 2022-01-16 09:50:02

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