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.
Details
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
Dealer Location
Middleton, WI
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU59832742423
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Located in Middleton, WI

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