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This sale is for a lot of two hair combs and two barrettes dating from the late 1970s.
CONDITION: good vintage condition.
APPROXIMATE DATE: late 1970s
#1 is a matched pair of very unusual hair combs decorated in enamel. The elaborate top has an Art Nouveau influenced theme. However turned on one end the two combs resemble somewhat the archtypal faces of “aliens” with their wide slitty eyes! The design is beautifully done in bluiesh green enamel which shows minor signs of wear but is generally in good condition. These unusual combs measure 2¼ x 1½ ins (6 x 4 cms).
#2 is a handsome matched pair of barrettes in goldtone metal also decorated in bright green enamel. They are further embellished with lucite cabochons and measure 3 x 1¼ ins (7.5 x 3 cms)
Unlike the 1960s and 1980s the 1970s decade was not one which was focused upon jewelry. The glitzy look of the 1960s declined and instead there was an interest in hand done techniques such as enamel, carving and engraving. There was also a taste for naturalistic looking materials or motifs, and we often find the influence of Art Nouveau motifs in this decade.
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