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Fine, North Indian Double-Sided Polychrome Wooden Comb

Northern India
late 19th-early 20th century

width:10.8cm, height: 6.2cm, weight: 34g

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UK art market

This very fine, double-sided polychrome wooden comb is from Northern India, probably Kutch but also perhaps from Rajasthan, Sindh or Kashmir. It dates to the late 19th or early 20th century.

The comb has been cut from a single piece of wood, has extremely fine, long teeth, and has been decorated in red, green and black polychrome and gold and silver foil to both sides with fine flower and leaf motifs. The body tapers to the fine teeth.

The floral decoration shows Persian influence, which often is seen in the decorative arts of Kutch and Kashmir.

The comb is in excellent condition.

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