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A Japanese Folk Mingei Folk Art Comb/Brush

A Japanese Folk Mingei Folk Art Comb/Brush


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Folk Art: Pre 1910: Item # 576462

Please refer to our stock # 75 when inquiring.
 $150.00 
An interesting comb or brush folk art piece which we would date to the late 19th century. A design has been burned into the handle with a heated tool. On one side the design is that of flowers and leaves - on the other is a design of a small boy carrying a goose while an elder looks on. Although the characters in the design have a Chinese appearance based on the hair styles, we believe the piece is of Japanese origin. The Kanji signature on the one side translates to "Kogen Made". We date it to the late 19th century - nice patina - no missing bristles or chips. The brush measures 6" long by 2 3/8" deep by 1/4" thick.