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Hair Comb

1936.882 (RS7646)

Description

Horn back comb with a pierced and carved top featuring an urn at the center and scrolling foliage and abstract flowers, thirteen teeth.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1840
Location of origin
American
Material
horn (animal material)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Comb
combs (hair ornaments)
hair accessories
horn (animal material)
Dimensions
7 1/2 x 7 5/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1936.882
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Mary Watson
GUSN
103008
Reference Notes
Pictured in Clark, Hazel Barker, "Our Colonial Comb Industry," Old-Time New England vol. XLI, no. 2 (1950): 41-45.
Related Items
Title Pair of large shoe buckles Accession number 1936.866 ab Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Miss Mary L. Watson:
Title Knee buckles Accession number 1936.867
Title Celluloid hairpin Accession number 1936.879
Title Horn back comb Accession number 1936.880
Title Tortoiseshell comb Accession number 1936.881
Title High back horn comb Accession number 1936.882
Title Bead necklace Accession number 1936.884
Title Tortoiseshell bracelet Accession number 1936.885
Title c - Three buttons Accession number 1936.890 a

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