• Empire comb with malachite gems (4)
  • Europe
  • France
  • Width : 4 7/8 inch
  • Height : 4 5/8 inch
  • Depth : 3/8 inch
  • Rare French Empire comb. A range of malachite bowls embellished with a tiny pearl is mounted on a silver galery decoarted with birds. The teeth are of thick tortoiseshell because the malachite gems are heavy. See the fourth picture to see a similar comb on the hairdresser's table. It illustrates the fashion of the "Brutus" hairstyle for women.