Decorative hair piece made of rust brown Parkesine

Made:
c. 1862
maker:
Alexander Parkes

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Decorative hair piece made of rust brown Parkesine; rippled surface; inlaid with brass, and mother-of-pearl; one brass strip slightly raised off surface. Made by Alexander

Details

Category:
Plastics and Modern Materials
Object Number:
2009-172
Materials:
Parkesine (xylotile), brass (copper, zinc alloy) and mother-of-pearl
type:
hair piece
credit:
Plastics Historical Society