A wonderful tortoise shell comb dating back to the turn of the century with a beautiful carved design. The tortoise shell is a medium brown in color with mottled yellow throughout. The comb has beautiful color and 4 machine cut teeth.
Tortoise shell comes from the hawksbill turtle and is endangered which makes owning a real tortoise shell comb that much more of a treasure. Tortoise shell varies from mottled brown, yellow, to dark brown. The advantage of using tortoise shell is that the shell could be made moldable by heating and as the piece cooled, it would harden and take its new shape.
The comb measures 3 6/8 inches across and 5 7/8 inches long.