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Decorative hair combs

Description:

Commonly worn by Victorian women hair combs were often made of tortoiseshell, bone, ivory and silver.  Combs of black jet were fashioned for mourning dress. 

 

This pair of tortoiseshell hair combs is inlaid with 19 diamante decorations.

Dimensions:
L:120mm; W:55mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 1988.571
Digital Number:
SRAC056n
Creation Date:
1890s
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council