Irma G. Bowen Historic Clothing Collection
 

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Creator

Unknown

Date Created

1800s

Subject

Costume accessories; Worn costume accessories; Comb

Medium

Tortoiseshell

Description

19th century. Large tortoise shell hair comb in the style of a Spanish peineta (as worn with a mantilla veil) with intricately hand-cut floral designs and sixteen teeth. Handmade.

Extent

Length: 20 cm / 7.875 in.
Width: 17.8 cm / 7 in.

Museum Number

429

Publisher

University of New Hampshire Library

Contributor

Astrida Schaeffer, photographer/curator

Date Digitized

2-25-2019

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Comments

The Irma G. Bowen Historic Clothing Collection digital catalog was produced by the UNH Library Digital Collection Initiative, supported in part by a grant from the Mooseplate program and New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. Additional funding provided by the E. Ruth Buxton Stephenson Memorial Fund.
Photography copyright, Astrida Schaeffer.

Keywords

Combs (hair ornaments), Late 19th century, Tortoise shell, Peineta, Mantilla, Hand-cut, Handmade, Floral

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