Comb top (now a barette)

French ?
19th century

Object Place: France [?]


3.4 x 13.5 x 2 cm (1 5/16 x 5 5/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver and copper alloy pin

Not On View


Europe, Jewelry


Hair ornaments

A silver comb top made into a barette, teeth of comb sawed off, relief design of small-scale poppies and daffodils.


Once owned by Mary Turner Bruce of Columbia Street, Boston; born in Boston 1811, left Boston at age of 19; worked sampler 35.97 while attendeing the Misses Clark's School for Young Ladies.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. James H. Slade