American. <em>Hair Brush</em>, ca. 1900. Silver, 2 x 4 x 9 in. (5.1 x 10.2 x 22.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 67.23. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 67.23_bw.jpg)

Hair Brush


Medium: Silver

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1900

Dimensions: 2 x 4 x 9 in. (5.1 x 10.2 x 22.9 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor


Accession Number: 67.23

Image: 67.23_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Silver hair brush with bristles and beech backing; Art Nouveau style. Oval body with bristles raking out at considerable angle; handle with narrow neck; expands into modified tear-drop shape. Repoussé design on top of brush consists of woman's head surmounting a triangular panel outlined by zigzag lines; surrounded by realistic flowers. There are also flowers in the woman's hair; these flowers continue with repoussé lines down the neck of the brush and into the handle. CONDITION: Minor break on edges of silver on top, about 5 inches from end of handle.

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