Featured Old hair comb, possibly tribal?

Discussion in 'Tribal Art' started by J Dagger, Feb 3, 2023.

  1. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

    I don’t know if this is tribal or not. If I had to guess maybe not, or maybe so. Closet I saw was from Timor and it wasn’t too close. Seems to be a copper/brass alloy. Nice thing either way. D16A5ED8-E769-44E1-A70B-1FE8CCA75F72.jpeg 37514A49-759D-4001-B2BF-424A47BD3C49.jpeg 54F66A0B-93C9-4FBC-A31D-C5F33666FF85.jpeg
  2. bluumz

    bluumz Quite Busy

    May not have anything to do with your hair comb but THIS is quite similar:

  3. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

    It does have the basic crown/ball finial look. I cannot imagine the one pictured being worth close to that. I don’t know antique combs though so maybe it is. Thanks!
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  4. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    Not tribal, Victorian, simple fabrication.
    The price of the one on @bluumz link is INSANE!:facepalm:
  5. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I think I know the Timorese type you mean, it is from East Timor and based on 19th century Portuguese combs, which were of a generic European style.
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  6. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

    Bluumz was on the right track! I thought that price did look wacky. Sometimes I put stupid money prices on stuff I don’t want to sell but would sell. Maybe they did that.
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  7. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

    story checks out then! So would mine be best termed as “continental 19th or early 20th c/Victorian”?
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  8. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    It is 19th century, and was probably worn in the UK as well. Maybe elsewhere too.
  9. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Cerrtainly worn here.
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