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Vintage hair comb, Anglo Indian lotus repousee design hairpin

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AN UNUSUAL REPOUSEE LOTUS DESIGN PALE GOLDTONE METAL ANGLO INDIAN HAIR COMB WITH RHINESTONE TRIMS

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE SHIP FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM


This sale is for a repousee metal lotus design hair comb.

SIZE: 5½ ins h x 6½ ins w.

MATERIALS: pale gold washed silvery metal with rhinestone trim.

CONDITION: Signs of wear and use and small repairs are to be expected on such items. This example is in excellent condition with no missing rhinestones.

This beautiful repousee hair combs with a traditional lotus design. The surface of the heading is decorated with a traditional lotus design motif. The metal is a silvery colour with a pale gold wash and is further embellished with clear rhinestones.

As we can see in the picture on the mannequin these combs can also be effectively worn in a contemporary style.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

In the 1870s Queen Victoria became Empress of India and this led to an influx into Europe of ornaments made in India for the Western market. The interaction of the Indian population with their British rulers led to an art form which was a mixture of styles, one which we now call Anglo-Indian. This is because the object produced under this influence were not the kind which the indigenous population themselves would have used. Nevertheless they showed elements of what was considered an Indian style, carefully adapted to suit European tastes.

We find these imported ornaments in a wide variety of materials and styles, such as metal filigree, granulation, and gilt metal repousee sometimes set with coloured stones. They are an interesting example of an era, and of how personal adornment was influenced by travel to other lands and cultures.



You will find a list of my downloadable pdf articles on hair accessories of all periods here:-

http://www.simitras-exquisite-things.com/articles.html

This list includes articles on vintage hairpins and combs and their history.

Find vintage jewelry and exotic fabrics in our other shop:-

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

Vintage hair comb, Anglo Indian lotus repousee design hairpin

Overview

  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
  • Materials: brass, rhinestones
  • Ships worldwide from Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • Feedback: 1471 reviews
  • Favorited by: 83 people