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Hair Comb

1933.1192 (RS9453)

Description

Carved dyed ivory hair comb, bright pink flowers and berries on crescent shaped gold mount, three pronged gold-filled comb.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1860
Object type
Adornment; Hair Adornments
Descriptive terms
Comb, Ornamental
combs (hair ornaments)
hair accessories
Ornament, Hair
Dimensions
4 x 4 1/4 x 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1933.1192
GUSN
100780
Exhibition Notes
"Hidden Treasures from Elegant Eras," Historic Jewelry from the Collections of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities presented by Shreve, Crump & Low, September 15 - November 30, 1995; and "Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.
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Title Breast Pin Accession number 1922.224
Title Hair Ornaments Accession number 1933.1192
Title gold ring in box Accession number 1933.1204 ab
Title Silver bouquet holder Accession number 1933.1360
Title Gutta-percha Bracelet Accession number 1933.1361
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Accession number Lent by Miss Caroline A. Leighton:
Title Dyed ivory hair comb Accession number 88.1923
Title 1915.85 ab Accession number Hairpins with similar material, style and date

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