|Comb adapted from a tiara, 1900|
Tortoise shell, pearls and diamonds in gold and silver.
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Victoria & Albert Museum
Here’s another lovely item which I’d like to own. But, of course, it’s in the V&A. Here, we see the head of a winged comb. Originally, this was made as the crest of a tiara, but in 1900, it was adapted to be worn as a comb at the rear of a lady’s head, as was the style of the time. A creation of bleached tortoise-shell, it features gold and silver mounts set with rose-and brilliant-cut diamonds and pearls. Sadly, the comb teeth are missing.