Victorian Tortoise Fleur-de-Lis Pique Comb

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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.


  • Creator
  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
    United Kingdom
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Period
  • Metal
    Gilt Metal
  • Condition
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Length
    76 mm
  • Weight
  • Seller Location
    Middleton, WI
  • Reference Number
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