Japanese Ducks

This Meiji tortoiseshell comb has one pair of mandarin ducks swimming in the water with chrysanthemum decorations on the left side. The artist , Shorin,  was able to do a three-dimensional carving of the ducks in the water.  The other side has a lotus design. Gold makie  is used in the carving. And most importantly, the comb is in perfect condition, no bug bites.  It is signed. With the matching kogai stick, it would really be a prize, but as it is now, it’s stunningly gorgeous for all the Japanese comb collectors out there. It’s selling for $1100 on Trocadero.

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