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Hairpin

Hairpin

  • Place of origin:

    Japan (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1850-1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood covered with black lacquer and inlaid with crackled shell

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Fumie Kosuge

  • Museum number:

    FE.58-2002

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Wood hairpin covered with glossy black roiro lacquer, which separates into two towards one side of the middle, one half having a rod which fits into the hollow cavity of the other. Decorated at both ends with scattered cherry blossoms in crackled aogai (blue-green) shell..

Place of Origin

Japan (made)

Date

ca. 1850-1900 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Wood covered with black lacquer and inlaid with crackled shell

Dimensions

Height: 1 cm, Width: 14.72 cm, Depth: 1.32 cm

Descriptive line

Hairpin, black lacquer inlaid with shell, decorated with cherry blossoms, Japan, ca.1850-1900.

Materials

Wood; Lacquer; Shell

Subjects depicted

Cherry blossom

Categories

Hats & headwear; Accessories

Collection

East Asia Collection

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