The carving is attached to the comb with pins. One is missing and plastic twine has been used in place of the missing pin.It is not visible when worn (IMHO) and does not weaken the piece. However this has been factored into the price. (Without the twine the carving juts out about 5mm more). Please study the photos for size info. My photos don't do this justice!
I try to be accurate in my listings. The item "Vintage rare Art Deco abalone paua mother pearl eagle bird hair comb grip slide" is in sale since Sunday, November 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Clothes, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage Clothing & Accessories\Vintage Accessories\Hair Accessories". The seller is "nickyb29" and is located in Croydon.This item can be shipped worldwide.