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"Branching" comb

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The silver hair comb is composed of overlapping V-shaped elements, each made of silver wire with the ends hammered flat, arranged in a loosely branching form atop a three-pronged hair comb. Two cultured pearls are attached to the end of one v-shaped form located at lower, proper right.

Provenance

Purchased from artist between 1951 and 1981 by Joan Pearson Watkins; to MFA November 4, 1986, gift.

Credit Line

Gift of Joan Pearson Watkins in honor of C. Malcolm Watkins

Copyright

© renk

1967

Object Place for Label

San Francisco, California, United States

Object Place

San Francisco, California, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 18.4 cm (7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1986.912

Medium or Technique

Silver; cultured pearls

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Hair Ornaments