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.
- Of the Period
- Place of originUnited Kingdom
- Date of manufacture1870
- MetalGilt Metal
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
W 3.86 in. x D 3 in. x L 3 in.
W 9.8 cm x D 7.6 cm x L 7.6 cm
- Length3 in. (7.6 cm)
- Weight19.9 g
- Seller locationMiddleton, WI
- Seller reference numberHp0613605V
- Reference numberLU59832742423
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