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objet Tchokwe wooden comb Very well carved Tchokwe comb, depicting two facing birds with a powerful beak. Traditional motif made here with a very good sense of symmetry. Formerly Barbara Steinberg collection.
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objet Mother-of-pearl haircomb with a bird (2) Very nice mother-of-pearl comb pierced with a delicate flying bird. Floral background. Formerly Barbara Steinberg collection.
objet Gold lacquered kogai stick (2) Late Edo tortoiseshell and lacquer kogai stick. It would have been the smaller stick in a set of three, accompanied by a larger kogai and a comb. The artist created a three dimensional effect in this small rectangular shape. Two plover birds talk to each other as they play in the water. Formerly Barbara Steinberg collection.
objet Chinese ivory comb (3) Handsome decorative ivory comb, carved in China for export in the early 19th century. Background of lace-like punch carvings on which are superimposed roses separated in two parts. Long sharply pointed teeth. Formerly Barbara Steinberg collection.
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objet Japanese kushi-kogai set (4) Superb kushi comb and matching kogai stick made of gold lacquered tortoiseshell. The decoration theme is different on each side. One features a dragonfly in a cobweb; the other shows a small cat playing with a ball. The makie-work is perfectly made. Formerly Barbara Steinberg collection.
objet Tortoise comb, phoenix design (2) Gorgeous comb with a very dynamic and symetrical shape. It features a phoenix, the Chinese emblem of Empress Cixi, late 19th century. Formerly Barbara Steinberg collection.
objet Ivory Victorian comb (2) Very refined ivory comb from the Victorian period. Crown motif. Formerly Barbara Steinberg collection.
objet Gorgeous mother-of-pearl comb (3) Superb comb cut out off a piece of mother-of-pearl and embellished with pierced and carved spirals. Formerly Barbara Steinberg collection.