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Hair Comb

1991.1639 (RS20787)

Description

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.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1830-1840
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
tortoise shell
Object type
Adornment
Places
Possibly Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
COMB
combs (hair ornaments)
hair accessories
scrolling foliage
tortoise shell
Victorian
Dimensions
8.25 x 8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1639
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11096
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