Victorian Tortoiseshell & Coral Hair Ornament
Striking hinged backcomb comprised of a tortoiseshell comb decorated with four domed polished coral pieces.
The hinge allows the piece to be worn at the back of the hairdo and this one may even have been incorporated into the hairdo by threading the hair through the piece.
Lovely sinuous design. Circa 1870.
Body: Tortoiseshell, Salmon Coral domed beads.
Diameter : 11cm x 9cm
Condition : Slight chip to back