Hair Comb

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1830-1840

GUSN

GUSN-11096

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

Descriptive Terms

combs (hair ornaments)
hair accessories
tortoise shell
scrolling foliage
Victorian
COMB

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

8.25 x 8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1639

Places

Possibly Massachusetts (United States)
Possibly

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