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Hair comb: floral design

Object Number: 
1956.30a
Date: 
1780-1810
Medium: 
Tortoise shell
Dimensions: 
overall (broken): 8 x 7 3/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 20.3 x 18.7 x 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Tortoise shell comb (broken) with eleven teeth extant, the top is deep and flares slightly towards the top, the overall design is openwork floral and leaf with an urn-shaped image at the center, the edges are scalloped.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Forsyth Wickes
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group