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Antique Japanese 9 piece set lacquer for make-up

Antique Japanese 9 piece set lacquer for make-up

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1900: Item # 828767

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This assortment of cosmetic brushes along with the small container was originally part of a large cosmetic set which would have been commissioned for the a wealthy Japanese bridal trousseaux. Many layers of the rich black roiro-nuri lacquer was applied and polished to achieve the deep lusterious tone. The brushes are accented with a 2 and 3 tone golden floral motif. None of the brushes show any signs of use. Though such sets were common among high-born Japanese women of the Edo and Meiji periods, these antique sets are rarely seen on today's market.