Hair comb: plain

Object Number: 
1956.30b
Date: 
1780-1810
Medium: 
Tortoise shell
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/4 x 6 1/4 x 2 5/8 in. ( 13.3 x 15.9 x 6.7 cm )
Description: 
Tortoise shell hair comb with twenty-five teeth (some broken), with deep, plain horizontal top.
Gallery Label: 
Combs of this size were popular when hair fashion emphasized height, and was frequently worn in the pompadour style.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Forsyth Wickes
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group