• Japanese Art & Design auction at Christies

    Sale 5968

    Japanese Art & Design

    4 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 225

    A Group of Combs and Two Hairpins


    Price Realised  


    A Group of Combs and Two Hairpins
    Edo Period (19th century)
    Red and gold lacquer with a crayfish; the rest decorated in gold and silver hiramaki-e and takamaki-e and inlays of ivory, with various designs
    Various sizes 8.7cm. to 20.5cm. long (19)

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