OTHER LACQUER WORKS OF ART
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).