An incredible handmade hair comb from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This substantial piece is hand-carved from tortoise shell, and depicts an wonderful, open winged butterfly. The tortoise shell has a magnificent color, with earthy tones of amber, orange, and brown and the large, 3-dimensional butterfly rests atop a hinged comb. A total of 5 long teeth protrude from beneath the body of the butterfly, allowing it to easily secure within your hair. The generous size of the comb makes it ideal as a statement accessory for special occasions. It would make a very unique addition to any collection!
Measurements: The entire comb measures 3 7/8" long and 3 3/4" wide. The butterfly itself measures 3 1/4" long, 3 3/4" wide and has a depth of 5/8".
Condition: The overall condition of the comb is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the carved tortoise shell design and the combs' hinge is secure and in good working condition.