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A FINE VINTAGE FOLDING COMB PALE SILVERY GOLD CONFETTI LUCITE EFFECT IN UNUSED CONDITION 1960s


This sale is for a vintage ladies folding comb, part of a large batch of new/old stock dating from the 1960s.

These are wonderful collectible items typical of the Mad Men era in more or less mint unused condition. Excellent for adding to a collection of vintage vanity items, for display or use.

This vintage piece came from a manufacturer’s warehouse where they have been in storage for many years. These pieces are unused, never having been on the market. They were sample pieces and date in style from the 1960's or before. However there are no manufacturing labels, identifying marks or anything I could find on the individual pieces.

CONDITION: unused but may have minor scratches from being in storage.

SIZE: 4 ins (10 cms) closed and 7¾ (19 cms) opened.

DATE: 1950s to 1960s

DESCRIPTION:

The frame of the comb is brass with a cover in confetti Lucite. This incorporates silvery gold metallic fragments which gives a lovely tinsel like depth to the surface.

The comb opens and closes easily and is not used.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Lucite is a diverse material, appearing in many forms, colours and styles in jewelry and personal items from the 1940's on, although it was most popular during the '40's and '50's. It is an acrylic resin, and a type of thermoset plastic. This is a broad-based term referring to any plastic that, once heated and formed, cannot be melted down and reformed.

Although clear in its original state Lucite can be tinted virtually any colour, in ranges from transparent to opaque, with a number of interesting variations. One of these is so-called Confetti Lucite. This is basically a transparent form of Lucite with chips or glitter resembling metallics, mother of pearl or even rhinestones encased so that they appear to float in the material.


PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT OFFER "EXPEDITED" SHIPPING AT THIS TIME AS IT IS VERY EXPENSIVE


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 an archive with no merchandise for sale.

Find vintage fabrics and jewelry in our other shop:-

http://www.etsy.com/shop/DragonsLairVintage

Vintage folding comb pale silver gold confetti Lucite unused 1960s (O)

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: brass, lucite
  • Feedback: 1387 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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