A fabulous early Art Nouveau hair comb made from blonde tortoiseshell set with natural pearls to an unmarked gold mount.
The centrepiece of the comb is a large natural pearl measuring 6.3mm in diameter, with radiating curved and foliate designs in gold set with seed pearls.
The comb is in generally good condition with 2 seed pearls missing. Due to the nature of this mounting it has not been possible to test the gold.
The curved comb measures 10.2cm in width and 8cm in length, and weighs 17.95 grams.