Hair Comb

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1800-1840

GUSN

GUSN-103008

Description

Horn back comb with a pierced and carved top featuring an urn at the center and scrolling foliage and abstract flowers, thirteen teeth.

Details

Descriptive Terms

combs (hair ornaments)
hair accessories
horn (animal material)
Comb

Additional Identification Number

2492

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

American

Dimensions

7 1/2 x 7 5/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary Watson

Accession Number

1936.882

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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