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Hair comb: floral design

Object Number: 
INV.7647
Date: 
1840-1880
Medium: 
Tortoise shell
Dimensions: 
overall (broken): 7 3/8 x 7 x 2 5/8 in. ( 18.7 x 17.8 x 6.7 cm )
Description: 
Tortoise shell hair comb with fourteen widely spaced teeth, the top is deep and has an overall foliate design with sawtooth edges from the shape of the acanthus leaves.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group