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Hair Comb

1934.1227 (RS7462)

Description

Tortoiseshell back comb with a carved and pierced top featuring a continuous loop design, eight teeth (two missing).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1890
Location of origin
Probably American
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
COMB
combs (hair ornaments)
hair accessories
Dimensions
4 1/4 in x 4 in (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1934.1227
Credit Line
Estate of Miss Caroline M. Smith
GUSN
103043
Related Items
Title Glass pendant Accession number 1934.1212 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Caroline M. Smith:
Title Tortoiseshell hair comb Accession number 1934.1225
Title Tortoiseshell hair comb Accession number 1934.1226
Title Tortoiseshell hair comb Accession number 1934.1227
Title Celluloid hair pin Accession number 1934.1228
Title Tortoiseshell back comb Accession number 1934.1276
Title Tortoiseshell back comb Accession number 1934.1277
Title g - Set of mosaic buttons Accession number 1934.1286 a
Title Bone pins Accession number 1934.1289 ab
Title c - Gold shawl pins Accession number 1934.1290 a
Title d - Tortoiseshell combs in case Accession number 1934.1297 a
Title Chain Accession number 1934.1301
Title Bronze medal Accession number 1934.1346 cd
Title Bead collar Accession number 1934.1395
Title Bead collar Accession number 1934.1396

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