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Rhinestone hair comb

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


Dimensions

Height x length: 6 × 8 cm (2 3/8 × 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2018.3915

Medium or Technique

Glass, metal, plastic

Not On View

Classifications

Hair ornaments

A crescent-shaped metal plate prong-set with pink, gray, yellow and aurora borealis faceted glass stones adorns a plastic hair comb.

Signed

"Hobé"

Markings

"NO FLAM MADE IN FRANCE" on comb

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