Early Victorian Clarified and Pierced Steer Horn Coronet Comb Hair AccessoryEarly Victorian Clarified and Pierced Steer Horn Coronet Comb Hair AccessoryEarly Victorian Clarified and Pierced Steer Horn Coronet Comb Hair AccessoryEarly Victorian Clarified and Pierced Steer Horn Coronet Comb Hair AccessoryEarly Victorian Clarified and Pierced Steer Horn Coronet Comb Hair AccessoryEarly Victorian Clarified and Pierced Steer Horn Coronet Comb Hair AccessoryEarly Victorian Clarified and Pierced Steer Horn Coronet Comb Hair AccessoryEarly Victorian Clarified and Pierced Steer Horn Coronet Comb Hair AccessoryEarly Victorian Clarified and Pierced Steer Horn Coronet Comb Hair AccessoryEarly Victorian Clarified and Pierced Steer Horn Coronet Comb Hair Accessory

A fine early 19th century pierced and clarified steer horn coronet comb

CONDITION: good vintage condition

SIZE: 5¼ ins h x 5½ ins w (13.5 x 14 cms)

APPROXIMATE DATE: 1830s – 1860s

MATERIALS: steer horn

DESCRIPTION:

This very beautiful faux tortoiseshell hair comb is of the type often known as a coronet comb. This is because when the ornament is in place the elaborate heading or cresting can be seen from all angles and gives the impression of a more formal ornament. This effect can be seen in illustration 9 which is taken from a Victorian tin type photograph. The sitter had her hair drawn back from a centre parting in what we have come to regard as a typical style of the period. The high carved heading of the comb arises up from the back of the head like an aerial.

The comb has a wide curved heading which is pierced into a beautiful openwork design. The centre panel is occupied by a conventional flowers and foliage design. Above this is a border formed of pairs of confronting scrolls. This forms an attractive scalloped profile.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

The comb has been clarified and dyed to a deep honey amber colour which is translucent. Horn was one of the most popular materials for hair combs in the 19th century because it could be easily treated to obtain a number of such decorative effects. It could be dyed a range of colours and was often treated with spots and mottled to give a resemblance to the more expensive tortoiseshell. Horn could also be clarified, carved, pierced, stamped and when heated, twisted into ornamental shapes in a plastic manner.

Item ID: A15-08-14


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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: brown, Size: 5¼ ins h x 5½ ins w (13.5 x 14 cms)

Early Victorian Clarified and Pierced Steer Horn Coronet Comb Hair Accessory

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