Overall: 7 x 7 1/2 x 1 5/8 in. ( 17.8 x 19 x 4.1 cm )
Tortoise shell hair comb with twenty-seven teeth; high design at the top, the design is of row of ovals with openwork flowers inside, set on top a horizontal row of openwork rinceau design.
Combs of this size were popular when hair fashion emphasized height, and was frequently worn in the pompadour style.
Gift of Mrs. Marion L. Dielman
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