A very beautiful antique hand carved Ladies hair Comb. The Comb is made from Horn or Shell, it is a natural material and is dark, almost black with only minor variations, mainly when you look at the thin lattice work. You can see the hand cut tool marks in the pierced fret work, the shell is thicker than you usually see which is why I believe it dates circa 1830-50s or so, it is also heavier in weight than you would expect. I don't know the origin but it is very fashionable and would have been very costly in it's day. The Hair Comb is big at 5" wide x 5 3/8" long. It is in very good overall condition. There are small scattered nicks which you can see in the photographs, it effects the back edges more so than the front. The Hair Comb would make a lovely addition to a Fashion or Vanity related collection. It is rare and wonderful!
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