Antique JAPANESE CERAMIC HAIR RECEIVER Hand Painted Floral
A hand-painted Japanese hair receiver,
done in white porcelain with stunning traditionally clad Japanese
women and floral designed patterns.
We are pleased to present this beautiful
hand-painted ceramic hair receiver. The lid features a combination
of traditional Japanese women and lovely floral patterns. The
main compartment is decorated with a series of small flower
group patterns, and both pieces have a deep maroon colored trim.
A hair receiver is a small pot, with
a hole in the lid, kept on the dressing table in the Victorian
era to store hair removed from brushes and combs. The hair was
recycled in a number of ways—notably for stuffing small bags,
about 8–10 centimeters (3–4 inches) across, called ratts, used
to bulk out women's hairstyles.
Human hair was also used for stuffing
pincushions and small furnishing cushions. It was often paired
with a matching trinket box or a powder jar or as part of a
dressing table set, made mainly from porcelain, though glass,
metal, and celluloid were also used.
This hair receiver is 2 1/4 inches
high and has a diameter of 4 1/4 inches. It weighs 7 ounces.
Overall, this item is in very good
condition. It does not have any chips, cracks, or crazing that
we can find. Some of the dark trim is missing (25%) from ordinary
use, but this is not unexpected considering the age of the item.
This hand painted ceramic hair receiver
is the perfect addition to any ceramics or antique collection.
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