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Comb

Comb

  • Place of origin:

    Japan (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1850-1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved and incised blond tortoiseshell inlaid with hardstone, silver and other metals

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Fumie Kosuge

  • Museum number:

    FE.43-2002

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Hair comb, blond tortoiseshell decorated with trailing plants carved, incised and inlaid with various metals and a hardstone.

Place of Origin

Japan (made)

Date

ca. 1850-1900 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Carved and incised blond tortoiseshell inlaid with hardstone, silver and other metals

Marks and inscriptions

Sinature
Unread
Artist's signature incised on one side towards the bottom.

Dimensions

Height: 4.1 cm, Width: 9.1 cm, Depth: 4 mm

Descriptive line

Hair comb, blond tortoiseshell, carved, incised and inlaid with silver and hardstones, decorated with trailing plants, Japan, ca.1850-1900.

Materials

Tortoise shell; Hardstones; Silver

Techniques

Inlay (process); Carving; Incising

Subjects depicted

Plants

Categories

Accessories; Hats & headwear

Collection

East Asia Collection

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