An elaborate mid Victorian hair comb with revolving hinge. It is made in gilded brass, the heading taking the form of a coronet. Alternating large and small faux pearl balls are set upon spikes, c 1860s - 1880s
The mid Victorian hair style required masses of hair and few women could manage with their own natural supply, Many contemporary photographs make this abundantly clear.
Victorian carte de visite, c 1880s This pretty young sitter wears an impressive jet necklace, a small French jet star in the right side of her hair, and a wavy topped mantilla style comb in dark tortoiseshell or horn.