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Hair Comb

1931.88.1 (RS7289)

Description

Gilt metal tiara comb with pierced top featuring foliage, scroll and run designs, thirty-two teeth, and three hinged bands.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1780-1820
Location of origin
European
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
COMB
combs (hair ornaments)
hair accessories
Dimensions
4 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1931.88.1
GUSN
103152
Reference Notes
Pictured in Clark, Hazel Barker, "Our Colonial Comb Industry," Old-Time New England vol. XLI, no. 2 (1950): 41-45.
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