Parkesine hair ornament, inlaid with brass, silver and mother of pear.

Made:
c. 1862 in United Kingdom
maker:
Alexander Parkes

Decorated piece of dark green Parkesine, made by Alexander Parkes, c. 1862, Inlaid with brass, silver and mother-of-pearl in two transverse strips with central floral design. Possibly, hair ornament.

Details

Category:
Plastics and Modern Materials
Object Number:
2011-115/182
Materials:
Parkesine (xylotile), brass (copper, zinc alloy), mother-of-pearl, silver (alloy)
type:
hair ornament
credit:
Plastics Historical Society
status:
Permanent collection

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