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Decorative Hair Comb

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:2001M1
Collection:Applied Art - Jewellery
Date:1807 - 1808

Maker Information

Manufacturer:Rudder, Ledsam & Vale - View history


This silver comb fashioned in the shape of an Antique or Eastern crown. The manufacture's originally made cut steel items. This piece shows visually, in both its design and construction, how the company evolved into one creating silverwork. The textured mesh and the studs, in particular, resemble the textures and light catching qualities of cut steel.

Presented by the Friends of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery with aid from the Resource/ VandA Purchase Fund.

Further Information

Production Period:19th Century
Medium:Cast silver.
Place of Origin:Birmingham, England


Height:119 mm
Width:84 mm