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Vintage hair comb Art Deco green Spanish fan shape hair accessory

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A LARGE AND HANDSOME DARK GREEN ART DECO PERIOD SPANISH STYLE HAIR COMB FURTHER EMBELLISHED WITH RED RHINESTONES

This sale is for a lovely dark misty green Spanish style comb with rhinestone trim.

CONDITION: there is a blemish on the front of the heading which looks like a manufacturing fault.

SIZE: 7¼ ins h x 6½ ins w (18.5 x 16 cms)

APPROXIMATE DATE: 1910s to 1920s

DESCRIPTION:

This is a lovely comb with Art Deco styling. It is made in a dark opaque green celluloid with an elaborate fretted border around the top of the heading and a similar openwork panel where the heading meets the tines. It is further embellished with red rhinestone trim.

Combs like these are often called Spanish combs after the beautiful ornaments worn by Spanish ladies with their native dress. Such ornaments were worn in a characteristic manner, being placed such a way that the tall heading stood up proud. This enabled them to be viewed from all angles and for the details to be seen effectively outlined against the light.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

This manner of wearing this type of decorative comb is shown in the accompanying photograph on the mannequin and in picture 5. This is taken from a contemporary
Fashion engraving dated 1923 and shows a sitter wearing a similar hair comb with fancy decoration. It is thrust into the high topknot so as to be visible from all angles.


Find vintage jewelry and fabrics in our other shop:-

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

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.

Vintage hair comb Art Deco green Spanish fan shape hair accessory

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1920s
  • Materials: celluloid, rhinestones
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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