A remarkable study collection of assorted decorative hair accessories for elegant and traditional styling Late 19th/early 20th century
Lot 445* Y
A remarkable study collection of assorted decorative hair accessories for elegant and traditional styling
Late 19th/early 20th century
Sold for £74,500 (US$ 125,221) inc. premium
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A remarkable study collection of assorted decorative hair accessories for elegant and traditional styling
Late 19th/early 20th century
Comprising a hundred and thirty-two kushi (combs), twenty kogai (hair pins), seventeen kanzashi (hair pins), two kesujidate (miniature combs) and six separate ornaments for hair accessories of various materials including lacquer, silvered-metal, wood, bamboo, bone, ivory, aventurine and tortoiseshell, seven signed respectively Hoitsu hitsu, Gyokushin, Hatake Chuzan, Yanagawa, Yoyusai and Korin and [..]sai with kao; the majority embellished with different designs, contained in a wood cabinet with seven drawers and four black-lacquered storage boxes each with a tray fitted with a silk protection mat. (183).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: seventy-two of the hair accessories featured in this lot were owned by the famous Nihonga artist Takeuchi Seiho (1864-1942).

    Exhibited and published: sixty-eight kushi, two kogai, one kanzashi and one kesujidate (from the group presented here), Kokon fujingami tenrankai (Exhibition of Old and Modern Female Hair Dressing), Takashimaya, Kyoto, May 1926, and illustrated in the Exhibition Catalogue, Kami no yosooi (Hair Dressing), edited by Miyoshi Tominsouke, Kyoto, 1927, black and white pl.nos.62-131.

    This lot is accompanied by the above mentioned Exhibition Catalogue.
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