Comb (one of a pair)

American
19th century


Dimensions

6.5 x 11 x 3.3 cm (2 9/16 x 4 5/16 x 1 5/16 in.)

Medium or Technique

Tortoiseshell carving

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Hair ornaments

A pair of short dark tortoise shell combs with fine teeth and narrow carved open work tops in design of pointed niches, each niche enclosing a spray of flowers or leaves.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes