Comb

Comb
Title
Comb
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Marion L. Dielman
Object Number 
1939.542
Gallery Label 
Combs of this size were popular when hair fashion emphasized height, and was frequently worn in the pompadour style.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group