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Pumpkin and three egg plants: O.47-1991

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Titles

Pumpkin and three egg plants

Maker(s)

Tomonobu

Description

Netsuke: katabori: Pumpkin and three egg plants. Wood, carved and partly stained. A grouping of a pumpkin and three egg plants, the latter with stained black detailing. The stalk of the pumpkin forms the himotoshi.

Notes

History note: H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by H.S. Reitlinger, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991.

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.0 cm
Width: 4.3 cm

Relative size of this object

4.3 cm2 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

Edo Period (1615-1868)
18th/19th Century
Circa 1770 - 1830 1830

Components of the work

Decoration: Wood:

Materials used in production

Wood (plant material)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.47-1991
Primary reference Number: 22262
Old object number: JAPWA/795
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 15 October 2021 Last processed: Friday 15 October 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Netsuke" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/22262 Accessed: 2022-01-19 13:44:38

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