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Combs (Italy), mid-19th century

This is a Combs. It is dated mid-19th century and we acquired it in 1931. Its medium is tortoiseshell, coral, gold. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was bequest of Sarah Cooper Hewitt. It is credited Bequest of Sarah Cooper Hewitt.

  • Comb (Italy), mid-19th century
  • cut and steam-bent tortoiseshell, gilt silver, carved coral.
  • Gift of the estate and in memory of Robert B. Noyes.
  • 1946-50-70

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (a): 8 x 3.5 x 1.4 cm (3 1/8 x 1 3/8 x 9/16 in.) H x W x D (b): 8.1 x 3.8 x 1 cm (3 3/16 x 1 1/2 x 3/8 in.)

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Combs (Italy), mid-19th century; tortoiseshell, coral, gold; H x W x D (a): 8 x 3.5 x 1.4 cm (3 1/8 x 1 3/8 x 9/16 in.) H x W x D (b): 8.1 x 3.8 x 1 cm (3 3/16 x 1 1/2 x 3/8 in.); Bequest of Sarah Cooper Hewitt; 1931-6-187-a,b

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