Victorian Tortoise Fleur-de-Lis Pique Comb

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About

Towering hairstyles were all the rage during the eighteenth and first part of the nineteenth centuries. With all that hair, there was more room for decoration – diamonds, pearls, tiaras, feathers, and of course, inlaid tortoise shell, or pique. Well-to-do ladies grandly adorning their eye-catching white powder wigs was commonplace. The 1860s marked the height of pique popularity, such is the style of this hair pick ornament.

This antique shell hair pick features five gold fleur de lis inlaid on the top of the pick. There are seven tongs on this beautiful piece, to perfectly style your hair or complete a look. It's hinged to lay perfectly no matter what your style.

Details

  • Creator
    Unknown
  • Of the Period
    Victorian
  • Place of Origin
    United Kingdom
  • Date of Manufacture
    1870
  • Period
    1870-1879
  • Metal
    Gilt Metal
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Length
    76 mm
  • Weight
    19.9g
  • Seller Location
    Middleton, WI
  • Reference Number
    LU59832742423
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Located in Middleton, WI

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