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Title

Comb and hair pin with design of crows and herons

19th century

Artists

Unknown Artist

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615 - 1868 → Japan
    Date
    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.
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    184.2009.a-b
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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  • About

    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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

    • Glorious, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 May 2017–06 Jan 2019