Tortoiseshell hair comb, large, rounded fan shape, eleven long rounded teeth. The fanned top is molded and pierce carved into elaborate foliate shell decoration with a small central peony. Typical of large, high, carved combs of the 1830s.
- Associated Building
- Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
- Object type
Possibly Massachusetts (United States)
- Descriptive terms
combs (hair ornaments)
- 8.25 x 8 (HxW) (inches)
- Accession Number
- Credit Line
- Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
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