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Where is it from?
- A Place & Date Exhibited Melbourne, Australia
Hair Comb - Wooden, Japan, circa 1880 Reg. No: ST 018206
- This comb is of Japanese manufacture, made of brown wood, with a curved back and fine teeth. It was exhibited at the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition.
The 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition aimed to show international and local 'works of industry and art'. Displays of traditional cultural materials and objects focused on economic and aesthetic value rather than cultural significance. The Official Record for the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition lists 'combs, brushes, etc' exhibited by Kiriu-Kosho Kuwaisha (now spelt Kiriu-Kosho Kaisha) and Akiyama, T.' of Tokyo (spelt Tokio) (p 572).
- The comb is made of brown wood, with a curved back and fine teeth.
- Acquisition Information:
- Unknown from Unknown
|Dimensions:||1.00 cm (Height), 3.80 cm (Width), 14.70 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, hair combs, toiletries|
|Themes this item is part of:||Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Primary Classification:||PUBLIC EVENTS|
|Secondary Classification:||Melbourne International Exhibition 1880|
|Tertiary Classification:||(to be classified)|
|Place & Date Exhibited:||Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1880-1881|
|Place & Date Manufactured:||Japan, circa 1880|