Bonnie Golden Thistle Hair Comb
For untold eons humans have decorated and adorned not only the body but also the hair. Whether applying a colored mud or a feather, Stone Age people have used hair combs to control and embellish. Combs made from boxwood dating back to 10,000 BCE have been found as some of the earliest examples of hair ornaments.
During the Victorian era quite a number of hairstyles “required” the use of a hair comb or hair pins. Here we have an example of a two prong comb made from blonde horn. Asymmetry and sinuous movement follow each curve and line of the comb. Embellishing the piece is a series of thistle plants long held as a symbol of Celtic nobility of character and birth as well as the national emblem of Scotland. Yellow gold of 18k has replaced the “traditional” purple of the plant.
Measurements: 5-1/2 inches (15.7 cm) in total length. Pointed comb area is 3-1/8 inches (7.7 cm) in length. The widest area is 2 inches (5.3 cm). Weighs 20.3 grams (13.1 dwt).
Condition: Excellent with one tiny area to the bottom back right prong about 1 inch up from the tip but does not effect stability.
Date & Origin: Circa 1880 and is English or Scottish in origin.
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