Isn’t it a gorgeous old thing! Yes, one pearl has a little flaw to the surface, but otherwise it’s as if it’s never seen any use or time, yet it’s Victorian era, or as notable in France, Napoleon III era (roughly 1850-70). It retinas the perfect angle to the tines and none have any warp nor damage. The large form makes it particularly appealing for a bride’s “something old”, don’t you agree? One could certainly attach a veil to this old beauty. It is hinged a bit there at the pearl mount (metal) so it tilts just so. For wear with chignon, or above the forehead. Our final photo shows the way these were worn in their time. Have had this one for years. Letting go of some of my own collections.
Very good to excellent condition for age and type. Beautiful satin mottle in cognac to chocolate coloration of the comb, and the pearls are a beautiful and impressive statement against that fine old comb coloration, too. One single pearl shows a little surface disruption. These are French faux pearls, very nice pearlescence as only the French could do.
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