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Comb, ca. 1870
Albert Coles

New York, New York
Sterling silver, W: 4 in, L: 5 1/4 in
Gift of Mrs. Frederick H. Brownell in memory of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Edward Le Massena, 1965  65.172
Not On View
Marks:
pseudo hall marks (manufacturing trademarks v/s retail marks) at back consist of eagle (for U.S. and coinage...eagle appeared on coins and, thus, symbolized the regulation of purity levels) in circle, A over C in diamond (Albert Coles mark), and a male bust profile facing left in circle (this is known as the "pig tail man" of Albert Coles marks, which was not employed until c. 1870); "STERLING" above "35" below these marks on back

Provenance: Donor and parents descended in the Le Massena branch of the John Jelliff (Newark cabinetmaker) family
Exhibition History:
"Objects of Desire: 500 Years of Jewelry", Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey (May 3, 2006 - February 10, 2008)

Keywords: Jewelry, Comb, Adornment