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An image of Set of comb and hair pin with design of crows and herons by
Alternate image of Set of comb and hair pin with design of crows and herons by Alternate image of Set of comb and hair pin with design of crows and herons by

Japan

Title
Set of comb and hair pin with design of crows and herons
Place of origin
Japan
Period
Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615 - 1868 → Japan
Year
19th century
Media category
Lacquerware
Materials used
wood, gold and black lacquer
Dimensions

a - comb; 4 x 9.1 cm

b - pin; 13.5 cm

Signature & date
Signed: Sôei
Credit
Gift of Lesley Kehoe 2009. Donated through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program.
Accession number
184.2009.a-b
Location
Not on display
Further information

A fine matched set of hair comb and pin of gold 'kinji' ground with 'takamakie' decoration of heron and crow in flight executed in rich black 'roiro' and fine silver lacquer. This is an unusual decoration for hair combs and recalls the design of the Rinpa School.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, April 2009.