The form of decorative metal work is called Toledo ware and is more characteristic of Spain. However this pretty little comb shows a topping with a definite Japanese character. These are ornamental Japanese hairpins of the type known as Kanzashi.
This is a kind of umbrella term which covers ornaments of many types. Hairpins such as these were usually stuck into the coiffure in such a way that the ornamental heading or top stood out proud from the hairdressing by several inches.
These hairpins are a traditional Japanese form and the asymmetric look is typical of their form. Kanzashi hairpins can easily be worn with a modern hair style such as a high up do or French pleat.
They look most effective when placed in the traditional way with the ornamental ball or bead standing out proud from the surface of the hair. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Other Japanese Antiques". The seller is "simitra" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.