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Narrow dark tortoise shell comb with high carved open work back in design of spray of flowers with central rose tied with ribbon bow, border of alternating trefoil and wheel design.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

American, 19th century

Object Place

USA

Dimensions

13 x 11.5 x 4.7 cm (5 1/8 x 4 1/2 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

54.1363

Medium or Technique

Tortoiseshell carving

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Hair Ornaments