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TITANIC REPLICA BUTTERFLY HAIR COMB - AVAILABLE ON LAYAWAY.

INCLUDES TRACKED AND INSURED WORLDWIDE SHIPPING AND QUALITY GIFT PRESENTATION BOX
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SIZE: 4½ ins h x 4¼ ins w (11.5 x 11 cms)

This beautiful and much sought after Art Nouveau style hair comb is a tribute to the one used in the feature film Titanic and commemorates the tragic sinking of that famous ship in the Atlantic exactly 100 years ago. The comb comes in a handsome presentation box, inscribed with the name Titanic, as shown. It has a black satin lining and an outer sleeve making it suitable for presentation as a gift.

The comb is made from sturdy celluloid faux tortoise with wings in translucent enamel which simulates the fabulous plique a jour enamel much beloved of the French Art Nouveau jewellers. The body of the insect is set with a faux chrysoprase cabochon. The wonderful jewel colours of the enamel with the light passing through can be seen in picture 3.

Art Nouveau is a style which lasted a comparatively short period from about 1895 to 1919. It is distinguished by complex interlaced lines, naturalistic or organic motifs, and by the use of cabochon rather than facet cut stones. Birds and insects were the themes of choice used by Art Nouveau jewellers and the butterfly was one of their favourite motifs. Comb designs of this type are therefore typical of the Titanic period.

Picture 5 shows the original prop from the film held as retrieved from the wreck of the Titanic. This comb, unlike other versions, looks almost identical to the version held by an elderly Rose. Other copies, including the much collected Peterman comb, show the feelers of the butterfly spread out and almost joined to the wings. In this version the feelers stand proud, as in the original Titanic prop.

The Peterman edition of this comb currently retails at over $1000 (when you can find it) so grab yourself a bargain with this delightful and hard to find version.

READ MORE ABOUT THIS WONDERFUL COMB HERE:-

http://www.haircomb.co.uk/assets/Titanic/Titanic%20Replica%20Haircomb.pdf

FURTHER DOWNLOADABLE INFORMATION ON VINTAGE HAIR COMBS, HAIRDRESSING AND COSTUME CAN BE FOUND IN MY ARCHIVE HERE:-

http://www.haircomb.co.uk/Haircombs.html

PLEASE NOTE: This link is “Etsy legal” and leads only to a document resource with no merchandise for sale.

Hair Comb Titanic Replica Butterfly Hair Comb - FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: celluloid, metal, glass stones, enamel
  • Feedback: 1168 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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