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Hair Comb

1930.1656 (RS203328)

Description

Mother of pearl back comb featuring on the front an scene of Asian men having tea under the trees on the left and two men in a garden on the right. The center of the comb features a shield shape with the monogram "DLR." The reverse is decorated with a floral design.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1807
Inscriptions
"DLR" (Etched)
Location of origin
China
Material
mother of pearl
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Comb
combs (hair ornaments)
hair accessories
mother of pearl
Dimensions
4 1/8 x 3 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1930.1656
Credit Line
Gift of Commodore Charles T. Pierce
GUSN
103069
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.

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