Silver Brushes & Grooming Sets

Even when one is in the privacy of their bathroom, they can still appreciate the finer things in life. The luster and heft of silver brushes and grooming sets can make a person feel like royal while they are taking a shower or shaving. Additionally, they often feature intricate designs that make them a delightful decorative item, adding a nice design flourish to one’s sink or bathroom stand.

Hairbrushes, mirrors, and combs have been excavated from Egyptian tombs, proving that these hygiene implements date back to the dawn of civilization. In 18th-century England, silver combs became particularly popular as women grew their hair long and wore it up in a bun, requiring consistent maintenance.

In addition to silver, many Edwardian and Victorian combs also incorporate a variety of materials including amber, precious metals, coral and pewter. At the time, they also frequently included materials which are now banned due to their rarity, like coral, tortoise, and ivory. While brushes and grooming sets have all of the beauty, craftsmanship, and allure of other silver objects, they can be obtained for very reasonable prices compared to other categories such as silver tea services and flatware sets.


Quick Facts

  • In 1854, Hugh Rock became the first to patent hairbrushes in the United States
  • In 1777, G.B. Kent & Sons of England became the first company to manufacture hairbrushes using wild boar hair for the bristles
  • G.B. Kent & Sons received their first royal warrant from George III, making them the official supplier of brushes to the British Monarchy. They have continued to be granted royal warrants until the present day

Recommended Items at Auction

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Weighted Sterling Brush, Compote, Thimble
Oct 23, 10:00 AM MST
Weighted Sterling Brush, Compote, Thimble
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$152 Bids
Sterling Silver Object Assortment
Oct 17, 10:00 AM CDT
Sterling Silver Object Assortment
by Leonard Auction
Est: $200- $400
$1001 Bid
STERLING SILVER ANTIQUE INSCRIBED BRUSH
Oct 25, 4:00 PM EDT
STERLING SILVER ANTIQUE INSCRIBED BRUSH
by DejaVu Estate Sales & Auctions
Est: $20- $40
$51 Bid
Fifteen Piece Cartier Sterling Ladies Dresser Set
Oct 23, 9:00 AM EDT
Fifteen Piece Cartier Sterling Ladies Dresser Set
by Brunk Auctions
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$5000 Bids
Sterling Silver Bowl, Handled Sauce, (2) Valet Brushes
Oct 23, 11:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver Bowl, Handled Sauce, (2) Valet Brushes
by Dana J. Tharp Auctions
Est: $150- $200
$750 Bids
11 pieces with silver parts, German, around 1900, with
Oct 30, 10:00 AM CEST
11 pieces with silver parts, German, around 1900, with
by Henry's Auktionshaus AG
Est: €150- €300
€1200 Bids
Silver beard comb, France approx. 1900
Oct 28, 11:00 AM CEST
Silver beard comb, France approx. 1900
by Henry's Auktionshaus AG
Est: €120- €480
€1200 Bids
A SUPERB WILLIAM IV CORAMANDLE LADIES' VANITY BOX, OPENING TO REVEAL A MIRROR IN THE LID, ten silver top p
Oct 21, 10:30 AM BST
A SUPERB WILLIAM IV CORAMANDLE LADIES' VANITY BOX, OPENING TO REVEAL A MIRROR IN THE LID, ten silver top p
by John Nicholsons Fine Art Auctioneer & Valuer
Est: £800- £1,000
£7000 Bids
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SET DI TOLETTE
Oct 21, 9:00 PM CEST
SET DI TOLETTE
by Trionfante Antiques s.r.l
Est: €50- €100
€300 Bids
SIX SILVER AND GLASS VANITY ITEMS
Oct 28, 10:00 AM EDT
SIX SILVER AND GLASS VANITY ITEMS
by Everard Auctions and Appraisals
Est: $50- $150
$100 Bids
A malacca walking stick with silver handle enclosing a shaving brush. Londra, 1925, S.J. silversmith (L. cm 93)...
Oct 21, 10:00 AM CEST
A malacca walking stick with silver handle enclosing a shaving brush. Londra, 1925, S.J. silversmith (L. cm 93)...
by Il Ponte Auction House
Est: €180- €200
€1500 Bids
An Ornate Sterling Brush
Oct 17, 1:00 PM EDT
An Ornate Sterling Brush
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $75- $750
$700 Bids
Large Antique Sterling Silver Vanity Brush
Nov 27, 2:00 PM EST
Large Antique Sterling Silver Vanity Brush
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
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4 Sterling Silver Comb & Brush Sets
Nov 03, 10:00 AM EDT
4 Sterling Silver Comb & Brush Sets
by Barry S. Slosberg Inc
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
Silverware: (2) Art Deco hand face and brush in German silver
Oct 24, 1:30 PM CEST
Silverware: (2) Art Deco hand face and brush in German silver
by Monsantic.com
Est: €50- €75
€500 Bids
William Comyns Sterling Silver Vanity Set Cherub Angels
Nov 14, 10:00 AM PST
William Comyns Sterling Silver Vanity Set Cherub Angels
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $800- $1,000
$6000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Silver Brushes & Grooming Sets


Henry's Auktionshaus AG

Henry's Auktionshaus AG

Brunk Auctions

Brunk Auctions

Il Ponte Auction House

Il Ponte Auction House

John Nicholsons Fine Art Auctioneer & Valuer

John Nicholsons Fine Art Auctioneer & Valuer