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H1110 Scissors, steel / brass, maker unknown, Japan, 1875-1892. Click to enlarge.

Japanese scissors

Made
This object is one of a collection of Japanese domestic utensils, agricultural implements and tools were acquired by the Museum in 1892.

Many of the tools in this collection are pre-Meiji era (1868-1912). When Japan reopened its doors to the outside world in the middle of the 19th century, it was stagnating under a feudal system, which had divided society into four distinct castes: warriors, farmers, artisans and tradesman. At this time, Japan was an agrarian state. Approximately 80% of the …

Summary

Object No.

H1110

Object Statement

Scissors, steel / brass, maker unknown, Japan, 1875-1892

Physical Description

Scissors, steel / brass, maker unknown, Japan, 1875-1892

Steel scissors which are riveted together with a brass rivet. The handles a curved in an aesthetic and ergonomic design.

Dimensions

Width

65 mm

Production

Made

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1892

Acquisition Date

20 June 1892

Cite this Object

Harvard

Japanese scissors 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 13 June 2021, <https://ma.as/233157>

Wikipedia

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