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ca. 1905 (made)
Place of origin

Wooden mallet used in block-cutting, Japan, ca. 1905.

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read Dealing and dealers: the East Asia collection The holdings of the V&A's Asia Department include world-renowned collections from China, Korea and Japan. Objects from East Asia have been actively collected by the museum since its establishment in 1852, although they were only brought together in a dedicated curatorial section in 1970.

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Brief description
Wooden mallet used in block-cutting, Japan, ca. 1905.
  • Height: 75mm
  • Length: 307mm
  • Width: 90mm
Object history
Purchased from Mr. Hogitaro Inada, accessioned in 1909. This acquisition information reflects that found in the Asia Department registers, as part of a 2022 provenance research project.
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Record createdFebruary 17, 2009
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