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Tooth brushes (2) and a box

Object Number: 
INV.11727a-c
Date: 
ca. 1900-1920
Medium: 
Ivory, bristle, cardboard
Dimensions: 
each (toothbrushes, ab): 6 1/2 x 1 1/8 x 3/8 in. (16.5 x 2.9 x 1 cm) Box (c): 7 1/4 x 2 x 3/4 in. (18.4 x 5.1 x 1.9 cm)
Marks: 
printed: on both brushes: "MANUFACTURED IN FRANCE/ DR. PIERREPOINT'S THOROUGH CLEANSING TEETH BRUSHES/ [INSIDE on brush (a) & OUTSIDE on (b)"; "PATENT"; patent seal reads "IV/16/7B/Rd/D" inscribed: on box: "THORUGH CLEANSING TOOTH BRUSHES/DR. PIERREPONT'
Description: 
Pair of ivory toothbrushes with curved heads and irregularly clipped bristles; inscription printed in black on handles; red inlaid stripes on reverse of heads; brushes in blue box with engraved image of brushes, inscriptions, and scrolling designs.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group