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An antique or second-hand shop

von Stillfried-Ratenicz, Franz, 1881, Photograph
of 145
An antique or second-hand shop
An antique or second-hand shop
An antique or second-hand shop
An antique or second-hand shop
Library Item
15159
An antique or second-hand shop.
A Japanese lady and man sit in front of a shop display. They are both wearing casual kimonos and are sitting on tatami mats. The shop owner is holding a 'soroban', a type of abacus developed in Japan. His hair is arranged in the 'chonmage' style: the top of his head is shaven and the hair on the back is folded in a topknot. Next to him on the floor is a tobacco tray. The woman, probably a customer, is holding a long smoking pipe ('kiseru') in her hands. Her hair is arranged in a round chignon in the 'marumage' style.

Behind them on display steps lies a wide variety of decorative goods such as lacquerware, Buddhist utensils, plates, vases, trays, chests, swords, an armour and a variety of china. The photograph was hand-coloured with great care and meticulousness.
1881
19.5 x 24 cm
Art and Design Library