cosmetic applicator

Cosmetic brush for lips and eyes, consisting of a hollow rod, which is rectangular with rounded corners in section. It has a slot in the side, with a knob by means of which brushes inside can be made to protrude from either end. The rod is gilt, with a raised decorative motif of a crane in bronze at one end, and engraved pine tree the other.

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