Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East

Chinese Export Tortoise Shell Comb, 19th C.

Chinese Export Tortoise Shell Comb, 19th C.


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Jewelry: Pre 1900: Item # 1291926

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DESCRIPTION: A large, ten pronged tortoise shell comb made for the European market (Victorian era, circa 1880-1890). The fashion of the day included large elaborate combs placed in upswept hair, and this one is a real beauty! The curved prongs and scalloped crown are from a single piece of shell which is mounted with three large round beads and two carved triangular designs. Very good condition with only a couple of tiny nits that are difficult to even see. DIMENSIONS: 6 ½” long (16.5 cm) x 4 ¼” wide (11 cm).