Parcel-Gilt Silver Bridal Comb
Turkmen People, Central Asia
early 19th century
length: 7.5cm, weight: 36g
This double-ended, ‘H-style’ comb from the Turkmen people of Central Asia comprises two sets of wooden teeth with a central sheet silver grip decorated with arabesques in mercury-fired gilding, bands of twisted filigree silver wire, a pair of applied silver rosettes on each side, and also on each an oval blue turquoise cabochon.
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