Foster and Bailey Sterling and Guilloche Enamel Hair Comb - Circa 1925

This lovely F & B hair comb has a slightly different front and back guilloche enamel pattern. The center of the front has a fine lined half circle pattern covered in translucent white enamel. On top of the white enamel is a hand-painted floral motif containing a basket of roses with leaves accented by a ribbon and bordered on each side by a petaled flower and leaves. On either side of this pattern is a lovely shade of light rose translucent enamel over an alternating pattern of two different rows of ripples. On the backside of the comb there is no white enamel pattern so the ripple pattern radiates out from the center. To accent the enamel panels there is a delicate border pattern on both the front and back of the sterling rim.

The sterling is in excellent plus condition with no rips, dents, holes, cracks, deep scratches/abrasions or repairs. The border pattern is extremely well defined showing no wear to its definition. The enamel is in excellent minus condition with no nicks, chips, cracks, crazing, deep scratches or repairs. When tilting for best angle and light you can see the occasional flea bite or very faint surface only minute scratch. You can also see, again only to the surface, a faint hint of an occasional spot of scuffing/abrasion. I have petted the enamel lightly with my fingertip and do not feel the scuffing as it is extremely minor.

During this time period hair combs would have been mock tortoise celluloid or another early plastic. This comb appears to be original to it's frame. The comb is in excellent condition with no missing, broken or chipped teeth. You can find the occasional flea bite or minute scratch to it's surface.

The top rim of the sterling has the marks as seen in photo # 3. The comb measures 7 13/16 inches long by 1 15/16 tall through it's center. A lovely comb to add to your pink/rose enamel dresser items or out in the vintage collectibles world there are other F & B dresser items in this color with the same guilloche pattern and basket motif.

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