Monthly Archives: June 2010

Citrine Tiara Comb

The French put many dressings on these large brass tiara combs. I have one with opals. Sometimes the tines are bent so the top can be worn as a tiara. Other times, the comb is in its original formation. This … Continue reading

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Chinese Hair Ornaments

China’s Jiangsu Province now has a comb museum. Displaying 300 ancient combs, the museum is located in Changzhou. The combs of Changzhou fall into two categories: Shue and Bi. Shue combs are made of wood and are practical items with … Continue reading

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Some Lovely Combs on Ebay

On Ebay, there are some really nice Japanese sets and stand-alone kushis from the Edo, Meiji, and Taisho eras. Edo’s shape is square, Meiji is round but made of natural materials, and Taisho is round and gets into bold vivid, … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Wedding

On June 19, 2010, Crown Princess Victoria married her personal trainer, Daniel Westling. She wore the same cameo tiara, her mother wore to her own wedding on the same day in 1976. Cameos adorn the center of a gold and … Continue reading

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Hair in Stone

The Greeks did it. Rodin did it. All sculptors made hair out of clay. This particular piece is by Amadeo Modigliani (1884-1920), who signed it and pointed out that in the rear of the sculpture, there was limestone. It is … Continue reading

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Some combs I like

This late-Edo tortoiseshell comb is held in an open silver frame with a silver mount Fuji behind gold and silver birds. The fruit on the tree are pearls. A similar decoration graces the matching kogai stick. It comes in its … Continue reading

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