9209

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    Central Asian Parcel-Gilt Silver Comb inset with Turquoise

    Uzbek people, Central Asia
    19th century

    length: 14.4cm, width: 7.5cm, weight: 173g

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    Provenance

    private collection, Germany

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    This double-sided, double comb is from Central Asia, most probably from the Uzbek people.  It comprises a wooden double headed comb in a silver casing decorated with gilding, applied silver bosses and inset with small turquoise cabochons.

    The interplay between the gold and the silver is particularly pleasing.

    Most probably such a comb would have been worn on festive occasions and would have been part of a marriage dowry.

    The comb is in excellent condition and is without losses.

    References

    Cruse, J., The Comb: Its History and Development, Robert Hale Ltd, 2007.

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