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An image of Set of comb and hair pin with designs of manservants ('yakko-san') and bamboo by
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Japan

Title
Set of comb and hair pin with designs of manservants ('yakko-san') and bamboo
Place of origin
Japan
Period
Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615 - 1868 → Japan
Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
Year
late 19th century
Media category
Lacquerware
Materials used
wood, gold, black and red lacquer
Dimensions

a - comb; 5.3 x 10 cm

b - pin; 17.5 cm

Signature & date
Signed: Shunfû (or Harukaze?)
Credit
Gift of Lesley Kehoe 2009. Donated through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program.
Accession number
185.2009.a-b
Location
Lower Asian gallery
Further information

A fine black lacquer hair comb and matching pin, the 'roiro' ground featuring an unusual 'takamakie' decoration of 'yakko-san' (simple country peasants).

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, April 2009.

Exhibition history (1)

Conversations through the Asian collections, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Oct 2014–05 Sep 2015

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