French Art Nouveau comb

Details
Object number
AIBDC : 008317
Country
Date
1920 - 1929 (circa)

Description

A high backcomb from the Art Nouveau period made from cellulose nitrate in imitation tortoiseshell, circa 1920s. The elongated header of the comb is decorated with hand painted petalled flowers, in two shades of gold, and gold banding. The comb is marked 'A. Chavalier. Paris'
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Inscriptions

etched: "A. Chevalier. Paris" (Reverse of one tine)
handwritten: "8/94" (Reverse of one tine)
Dimensions
Width
60mm
Height
185mm
Colour