Welcome, we are happy to see you here! This is an ornate and elegant handmade lacquer comb with pink camellia motif; it is signed by the artist?? The pattern of pink camellia is a continuous painting that extends from one side of the comb to the other side of the comb.
The Japanese use combs made of natural marine or wood materials to comb their hair. The comb made of natural materials can make the hair look more shiny and smooth, and the comb can be worn on the hair as a hair accessory. The condition of the comb is excellent for this 100+ year old antique artwork. The lacquer technique used in this comb is called Maki-e??
When the lacquer is still wet, metal powder such as gold or silver is sprinkled on the design. Making such exquisite lacquerware is labor-intensive.
From making the base of the comb to painting the surface of the comb, it takes great concentration and patience. Camellia or Tsubaki (in Japanese), blooms dignifiedly even in the harsh winter. In Japanese Culture, Camellia represents the flower of winter, a spring-waiting flower that heralds the arrival of spring.
The flower language of the pink camellia is "modest beauty" and modest love. Comb size: About 3-5/8" x 1-3/8" (9.1 cm x 3.6 cm). Medium: Natural marine shell with gold, silver, red maki-e on gold ground. New - Item has never been worn or used.Pristine - Item in "like new" condition, shows no signs of wear. Excellent - Item in "almost new" condition that has minimal signs of wear. Very Good - Item shows signs of wear, light surface scratches, or a few small dents.
Good - Items that have been worn or used regularly and have noticeable wear. Scratches and dents are more visible.Fair - Items show signs of major wear or damage. Usually these items will need some sort of repair or cleaning. Upon receiving your return, the item will be reviewed. Please note that items showing signs of wear or those that have been engraved, altered, resized, or damaged in any way cannot be accepted for return.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Other Japanese Antiques". The seller is "alexandluna" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.