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Comb

Comb

  • Place of origin:

    Japan (made)

  • Date:

    1800 - 1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Eiho (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood with red, gold and black lacquer

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Fumie Kosuge

  • Museum number:

    FE.21-2002

  • Gallery location:

    British Galleries, Room 125, Edwin and Susan Davies Gallery, case 3

Place of Origin

Japan (made)

Date

1800 - 1900 (made)

Artist/maker

Eiho (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Wood with red, gold and black lacquer

Dimensions

Width: 9.9 cm, Height: 4.93 cm, Depth: 0.45 cm

Descriptive line

Comb, wood with red, gold and black lacquer decorated with flowers, Japanese, 19th century

Labels and date

British Galleries:

To a Victorian audience, the image of a woman dressed in
a kimono embodied Japan. Items of Japanese women’s dress and accessories were popular purchases. Combs such as these were very attractive and not very expensive. They could be bought from specialist dealers and from shops such as Liberty’s in London. []

Materials

Wood; Lacquer

Subjects depicted

Flowers

Categories

Accessories; Hats & headwear

Collection

East Asia Collection

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