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Hair comb: M.79-1983

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Tortoiseshell, of slanting form, decorated with seven tear-shaped groups of clear pastes set in silver, applied to projections on the side of the comb.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Mrs J. Hull Grundy

Measurements and weight

Length: 13.7 cm
Width: 6.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1983) by Hull Grundy, J., Mrs

Components of the work

Decoration composed of pastes ( clear)
Part composed of tortoise shell
Setting composed of silver

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.79-1983
Primary reference Number: 179245
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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