Sicilian Coral Comb 2 Replies Sotheby’s sold this set of 4 coral, gold, and tortoiseshell Sicilian combs for 3120 EUR on June 20. They are c. 1890 and came in their original box.
Just beautiful – so elegant.
I wonder, were they meant to be all worn together (I’d think so?), but how would the style be to support those large combs?
I wish I could find something that details how these antique combs are worn.
Maybe you’d put the diadems side by side to make a longer tiara, and the little pins went on the side or in the back? You’d need long hair. That I can figure out. If I had all of them, I’d find a way. :-)