Chinese hair comb; Sheng Chang Hao; Unknown; CR1977.782

Name/Title

Chinese hair comb

About this object

Chinese hair comb. This is a double sided comb with the ends and centre bar made of dark coloured wood and very fine teeth made of wood or bone or some other material. On one side of the central bar are Chinese characters that are difficult to read.

Maker

Sheng Chang Hao

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

Unknown

Period

1850's - 1920's

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

Wood and ?

Inscription and Marks

Only the first three characters are readable - Sheng Chang Hou (company name). The other characters are either ancient characters or have been simplified to become symbols.
At the base of the characters is a dragon.

Measurements

H 55mm x L 125mm x W 7mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Personal effects

Subject and Association Keywords

Chinese associations

Subject and Association Keywords

Hair care equipment

Credit Line

From the Collection of the Cromwell Museum

Object Type

Combs

Object number

CR1977.782

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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