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Hair Comb

1991.1638 (RS20789)

Description

Tortise shell hair comb, medium-large rounded-back form, the top centered with pot out of which scrolls circular leafage backed with tiny stars, above another horizontal partition with foliate scrolls, all above 17 long teeth (three missing), repairs.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1815-1840
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
etching (corroding)
etching (printing process)
molding (forming)
tortoise shell
Object type
Adornment
Places
Possibly Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
COMB
combs (hair ornaments)
Empire
Empire (style)
Etched
etching (corroding)
etching (printing process)
Foliate
foliation (pattern)
hair accessories
Molded
molding (forming)
scrolling foliage
Shell
tortoise shell
Dimensions
6.5 x 5.75 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1638
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11095
Related Items
Title Comb Box Lid Accession number 1991.1636A Notes 1991.1636 A BOX LID Relationship Part of set
Title Comb Box Accession number 1991.1636B Notes 1991.1636 B BOX Relationship Part of set
Title Hair Comb Accession number 1991.1637 Notes 1991.1637 COMB Relationship Similar item
Notes 1991.1639 COMB Relationship Similar item

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