Monthly Archives: November 2009

Lalique Tiara Comb

This tiara comb was made with Rene Lalique’s own hands, in Paris, c. 1903-4. The horn arches, which support the cast glass flowers, frame fire opals. The design rests on a band of enameled gold hinged to a horn comb.The … Continue reading

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Joseph Hodel Comb

A major figure in the British Arts & Crafts Movement, Joseph Hodel partnered with the Swiss metalworker Louis Weingartner in London. He was also joined the Bromsgrove Guild. Both men supplied the Guild with smaller scale metalwork. In 1908, Hodel … Continue reading

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Carlo and Arthur Guiliano Comb

This brooch comes with a fitted tortoiseshell comb and a brooch pin, so the wearer can choose which kind of jewelry she wants to wear. Signed C & AG. C. 1895. The ornament consists of diamonds, enamel, a moonstone, and … Continue reading

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Belle Epoque Pearl and Diamond Comb

Fontenay made this Belle Epoque tiara comb in a garland style, with diamond festoons surmounted by alternating diamond and pearl trefoil motifs. The tiara hooks onto a tortoiseshell comb. c. 1905. Price est: $30,000. The original pink fitted case is … Continue reading

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Two Nice Japanese Combs On Sale

The first comb is not in perfect condition. There are bug bites, and the seller is accurate in showing them. However the comb takes you into a Japanese water garden with lillies. I have not identified the plant whose leaves … Continue reading

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Well, I’m a Rabbi’s Wife, You see, So…

The British Museum has collected 250,000 UKP toward the 300,000 UKP it needs to purchase this early 18th Century Hanukah lamp. On loan, the museum has displayed it for over 70 years. In 1709, Elias Lindo married Rachel Lopes Ferreira. … Continue reading

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“Mine” Seagulls from Finding Nemo ;-)

I just wanted it: a real Victorian 1840s, ivory, Peigne Josephine comb, in perfect condition. There was a reserve. I’m not sure what it was, but the bid below me was $589, and I won it for $650. That’s a … Continue reading

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Piel Freres Buckle/Barrette

This buckle, which can also be worn as a barrette, sports two dragonflies looking at each other. It is made from gilt- and silver-plated metal, metal enamel, and the stones are paste. It is marked with the correct PF signature … Continue reading

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British Arts and Crafts Hairpin

Its maker, Frederick James Partridge (1877-1942) belonged to the arts and crafts organization, Guild of Handicraft, which operated in Birmingham. Its motto was “By Hammer and Hand.” This hair pin depicts a serpent made of silver plique-à-jour enamel and opal. … Continue reading

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