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Diamante hair comb

1950–1959
Hobé Cie Limited (American, founded in 1927)


Accession Number

2018.3916

Medium or Technique

Glass, metal, plastic

Not On View

Classifications

Hair ornaments

Plastic hair comb prong-set with glass diamante. Two faceted glass stones and two circular glass stones are suspended among the diamante.

Signed

"Hobé"

Markings

"NON INFLAMMABLE - MADE HAND FRANCE"

Provenance

Between about 1970s and 2018, acquired by Carole Tanenbaum, Toronto, Ontario [see note]; 2018, gift of Carole Tanenbaum to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 12, 2018)

NOTE: This is part of a large collection of costume jewelry given to the MFA in 2018, which had been built over about 40 years.

Credit Line

Gift of Carole Tanenbaum