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French 19th Century gilt metal and celluloid hair comb, with faux pearls.


This is a really bold and unusual hair ornament. The pearls look like they are buttons on a shirt cuff, with gilt rope button holes. To add extra flourish, the maker has added three snake chains, suspending a larger blown glass pearl on a pendant.


  • Creator
  • Place of origin
  • Date of manufacture
    circa 1880
  • Period
  • Metal
  • Condition
    Fair. Some of the pearls are not exactly matching, which would suggest that at some time one, or possibly two, would have been replaced. .
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    W 5 in. x D 1 in.

    W 12.7 cm x D 2.54 cm

  • Length
    4.25 in. (10.8 cm)
  • Weight
    65 g
  • Seller location
    London, GB
  • Seller reference number
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