comb

Wooden comb with double-sided teeth, horn ends and a central spine painted with dark brown pigment. The central spine is decorated with flowers known as the 'Four Gentlemen', which are plum blossom, orchid, bamboo and chrysanthemum. These are painted in silver pigment on one side,and on the other side there are two rows of stylised characters.

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