Object/Item in the collections of World Museum Liverpool
Oct 2, 2015
Date of creation:
Comb: ivory. Presentation box: wood/cardboard with fabric lining.
Museum accession number: 1991.121.84
Catalogue text: A large ivory comb, carved in relief with two dragons disputing a pearl. Comes with presentation box.
Display text: The comb is carved with two dragons fighting over a pearl, a common theme in Chinese decorative art.
The Larrinaga shipping company had sailed between Liverpool and Manila, via Singapore, since the 1860s. The family had representatives in Manila and at staging points en route for many years; Their collection of decorative Asian items would probably have come through these connections.