Comb

Object Number: 
1939.542
Date: 
1780-1810
Medium: 
Tortoise shell
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 7 1/2 x 1 5/8 in. ( 17.8 x 19 x 4.1 cm )
Description: 
Tortoise shell hair comb with twenty-seven teeth; high design at the top, the design is of row of ovals with openwork flowers inside, set on top a horizontal row of openwork rinceau design.
Gallery Label: 
Combs of this size were popular when hair fashion emphasized height, and was frequently worn in the pompadour style.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Marion L. Dielman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group