Hair Comb, Gold, ivory. Fortunato Pio Castellani (Italian, 1860-1862)Hair Comb, Gold, ivory. Fortunato Pio Castellani Italian, 1860-1862 Founder jewelry co that carries his name, Fortunato opened his first shop in Rome in 1814. He specialised in recreating ancient craftsmenship, particularly the Etruscans. He based many of his designs on archaeological evidence and often incorporated intaglios cameos micromosaics,his work became very fashionable throughout 19th century Europe
A Silver Comb, 1809-1810. This silver comb from the V&A, made in Birmingham by Henry Adcock, is an exceptional example of the artistry with which these combs were made. Cleverly crafted, the comb imitates faceted gemstones with its brightly polished cut silver. The design emulates the look of feather which were a popular adornment of the time, and nods to the symbol of the Prince of Wales—three silver feathers.