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Vintage hair comb dark green Art Deco Spanish style hair accessory

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A STRIKING DARK GREEN CELLULOID ART DECO PERIOD SPANISH STYLE HAIR COMB WITH GREEN RHINESTONE TRIM

This sale is for a handsome dark green celluloid hair comb from the Art Deco period.

CONDITION: good no missing stones

SIZE: 6 ins h x 4½ ins w (15 x 11 cms)

APPROXIMATE DATE: 1920s to 1930s

DESCRIPTION:

This striking Art Deco period hair comb has a triangular heading and is executed in dark green translucent celluloid. The heading design is the classic radiating spokes motif which is typical or the period and is enlivened with light green rhinestones.

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.

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
coloured postcard of the early 20th century which shows a sitter wearing a similar hair comb with fancy decoration. It is thrust into the hair 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 dark green Art Deco Spanish style hair accessory

Overview

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