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Hairpin

Hairpin

  • Place of origin:

    Japan (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved and openwork blond tortoiseshell

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Fumie Kosuge

  • Museum number:

    FE.57-2002

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Blond tortoiseshell hairpin with two vertical pins, above which is a rectangular plaque and a rounded and slightly incurving pin head, all from a single piece of tortoiseshell. The plaque carved and with an openwork stylised wave decoration.

Place of Origin

Japan (made)

Date

ca. 1900 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Carved and openwork blond tortoiseshell

Dimensions

Height: 17 cm, Width: 3.1 cm at widest, Depth: 5 mm at deepest

Descriptive line

Hairpin, blond tortoiseshell, carved and in openwork with waves, Japan, ca.1900.

Materials

Tortoiseshell

Techniques

Carving; Openwork

Subjects depicted

Waves (water)

Categories

Accessories; Hats & headwear

Collection

East Asia Collection

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