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Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, Japan

Category:

netsuke

Name:

netsuke

Other Name:

manju

Date:

circa 1800 1868
probably 19th century

Period:

Edo Period (1615-1868)

Description:

Netsuke: manju. Wood, applied with gilding. A circular manju in two sections made of dark wood with a pronounced grain. The base is plain and has a central himotoshi. The cover is decorated in raised gilding with two geometric designs: a square with angled corners containing three rectangles of varying lengths in the centre, and a circle with three petals outlining the edge and overlapped by three petals joined at the centre.

Technique(s):

carving; whole
gilding; decoration
lacquering; decoration

Material(s):

wood (plant material); whole
gilt; decoration
lacquer; decoration; red and black

Technique
Description:

wood, applied with gilding, with black and red lacquer

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 1.7, cm
width, whole, 3.8, cm

Acquisition:

given; 1993-10-11; Fink, Margaret, G.

Provenance:

on loan since 1975, unknown before donor

Acquisition Credit:

Given by Mrs Margaret G. Fink

Part Of:

O.1 & A & B-1993

Accession:

Object Number: O.1A-1993
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 22139; input: 2001-02-26; modified: 2017-02-06)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/22139