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Antique Japanese Tortoiseshell Comb with Makie-Lacquer 19c

Antique Japanese Tortoiseshell Comb with Makie-Lacquer 19c

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1900: Item # 1303390

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Wakayama, Isumi
Chiba 298-0001

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Quality collection from a prestigious draper's in Yamagata prefecture during the Meiji period as its provenance. approx. 9 x 2.7 cm (3.54 x 1.06in)
Tortoiseshell itself is valued very highly as its material, and the same valued comb in the same era is possessed in the Honolulu Museum of Art in fact.
Fine antique condition. with expected use-sign as slight scratches, slight exfoliation at gold makie lacqure, and some minor chips (1mm / biggest: 3mm).
Attached with wooden box.

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