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Comb (Italy), mid-19th century

This is a Comb. It is dated mid-19th century and we acquired it in 1946. Its medium is cut and steam-bent tortoiseshell, gilt silver, carved coral. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by R. Keith Kane. It is credited Gift of the estate and in memory of Robert B. Noyes.

  • Necklace
  • coral.
  • Gift of Mrs. Morris Ernst.
  • 1950-18-5

Our curators have highlighted 15 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Vanity Case, ca. 1936
  • enamel, coral, diamonds, gold, mirrored plate glass.
  • Lent by Private Collection.
  • 13.2016.41

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 9.4 x 12.5 x 2.2 cm (3 11/16 x 4 15/16 x 7/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Comb (Italy), mid-19th century; Previously owned by Mrs. Robert B. Noyes ; cut and steam-bent tortoiseshell, gilt silver, carved coral; H x W x D: 9.4 x 12.5 x 2.2 cm (3 11/16 x 4 15/16 x 7/8 in.); Gift of the estate and in memory of Robert B. Noyes; 1946-50-70

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