Tortoiseshell Combs with Cases by Unknown Artist

3 sets of Tortoiseshell Combs with Cases: 1) 15.

Details

Medium:
Tortoiseshell
Art Fund grant:
£115 ( Total: £115)
Acquired in:
1950
Vendor:
T P Grange

2 x 8.6 cm, dated Jamaica 1677; 2) 21.8 x 13.7 cm, dated Jamaica 1679; 3) 20.8 x 13.7 cm, dated Jamaica 1684.Elaborately decorated with incised patterns of tropical trees and plants, filled with white pigment. Probably all made by the same Port Royal craftsman.

Share this article