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Hair Comb

1935.252 (RS7585)


A two pronged tortoiseshell hair comb with a head of two twisted bands.


Object type
Descriptive terms
combs (hair ornaments)
hair accessories
4 1/16 in x 1 3/4 in x 3/8 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Morse and Miss Eleanor Hooper Jones
Reference Notes
For more information on tortoiseshell jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 1 (1991): 259-263; Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 132-138; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 223-227; Gere, Charlotte, "American & European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 114-115.
Related Items
Title Gilt Buckles Accession number 1934.2737 ab Notes Jewelry and related items donated by the Jones:
Title Ribbon belt with silver buckle Accession number 1934.2769
Title c - Set of shell jewelry Accession number 1935.231 a
Title White beads with cross pendant Accession number 1935.232
Title Ostrich feather & aigrette hair ornament Accession number 1935.247
Title Jet hair ornament Accession number 1935.248
Title Two jet bands Accession number 1935.249 ab
Title c - Set of combs Accession number 1935.250 a
Title Pair of hair pins Accession number 1935.251 ab
Title Shell hair pin Accession number 1935.252
Title I - Assorted hat pins Accession number 1935.254 a
Title Gun metal chain Accession number 1935.256
Title Gun metal hair pin Accession number 1935.258
Title Gilt metal hair pin Accession number 1935.259
Title Gold ring with rhinestone Accession number 1935.260
Title Spider brooch Accession number 1935.261
Title Jet stick pin Accession number 1935.262
Title Gun metal earrings Accession number 1935.263 ab
Title Tortoiseshell earrings Accession number 1935.265 ab