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A small dark tortoise-shell comb with six teeth, top of cut steel riveted to shell and having seven free standing cut steel ornaments in shape of small flowers, rosettes, pears, and spoked rosette.

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb

English, 19th century

Object Place

England

Dimensions

11.2 x 9.1 x 1.3 cm (4 7/16 x 3 9/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

52.1288

Medium or Technique

Tortoise shell, steel and cut steel

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Hair Ornaments