Hair Comb

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1815-1840

GUSN

GUSN-11095

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

Descriptive Terms

combs (hair ornaments)
hair accessories
carving (processes)
etching (corroding)
etching (printing process)
molding (forming)
tortoise shell
Empire (style)
foliation (pattern)
scrolling foliage
Molded
Carved
Etched
Empire
Foliate
Shell
COMB

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Related Items

Title Comb Box Lid Accession Number 1991.1636A
Title Comb Box Accession Number 1991.1636B
Title Hair Comb Accession Number 1991.1637
Title Accession Number

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

6.5 x 5.75 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1638

Places

Possibly Massachusetts (United States)
Possibly