comb, gold and enamel set with diamonds, from special design made and executed by Lalique of Paris for Mr. Howard Mansfield in 1900

Hair comb, 1900

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The French artist René Lalique is noted for his work in cast glass, especially in the Art Deco style. He did, however, experiment with new materials such as an early form of plastic, called celluloid, from which this comb is made. The comb, decorated with gold and enamel and set with diamonds, was ordered in Paris in 1900 by Mrs. Howard Mansfield of New York. It is very likely that she commissioned the comb while attending the Paris International Exposition which took place in 1900.

Details
Title
Hair comb
Artist Life
1860-1945
Role
Maker
Accession Number
25.17
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comb, gold and enamel set with diamonds, from special design made and executed by Lalique of Paris for Mr. Howard Mansfield in 1900