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

Unknown Artist

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

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.

Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615–1868
Japan: Meiji period 1868–1912
Year
late 19th century
Media
Lacquerware
Medium
wood, gold, black and red lacquer
Dimensions
a - comb; 5.3 x 10 cm
b - pin; 17.5 cm
Signature & date
Signed: ShunfĂ» (or Harukaze?)
Credit
Gift of Lesley Kehoe 2009. Donated through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program.
Accession number
185.2009.a-b