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Victorian amber star hair comb hair accessory hair jewelry decorative comb hair pin hair pick hair fork

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Description

A pretty late Victorian hinged comb with star design in faceted amber glass

CONDITION: good vintage condition

SIZE: 3½ x 1¾ ins (9 x 4.5 cms)

APPROXIMATE DATE: 1890s – 1900s

MATERIALS: horn, metal, amber glass

DESCRIPTION:

This is an example of the smaller and lighter hair accessories which came in during the later 1890s and were fashionable around the turn of the 20th century. Ornaments dating from the late Victorian and Edwardian periods are usually simpler than earlier versions. Fashion favoured a light and delicate appearance.

This pretty comb has two prongs of clarified steer horn which are attached by an adjustable hinge to a metal heading, Upon this is mounted an arc of nine faceted amber glass balls with a star or flower shaped device placed in the centre. These small combs, decorated with faceted amber shapes, were made under the influence of the Aesthetic Movement which favoured amber jewelry. They are quite plentiful and come in a wide range of designs and shapes. Those with stars or flower shapes are probably the rarest and most attractive.

The main feature in this type of comb is that the heading is adjustable. The ornamental heading is technically sophisticated, being attached to the prongs by a flexible hinge of metal. This allows it to rotate through 90 or more degrees and enables the ornament to be adjusted to various positions within the coiffure. Such combs may be worn either in the back of the hairdressing or above the forehead as a mini tiara, In this latter case the prongs would be concealed among the front hair.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

In the later 19th century a movement called the “Aesthetic Movement” arose in revolt against what they saw as ugly machine made goods. Aesthetic dress, which is part of this movement, abhorred the excessive ornamentation and complication of women’s clothes. Aesthetic women wore no corsetry and favoured simple dresses which were cut loosely and made on unstructured lines. Aesthetic fashion favoured natural dyes in soft colours and rejected the crude aniline dyes that were in vogue. As ornaments they also rejected precious jewelry made from diamonds and favoured natural materials such as amber, mother or pearl and coral.



Find vintage jewelry and exotic 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 an archive with no merchandise for sale. .
A pretty late Victorian hinged comb with star design in faceted amber glass

CONDITION: good vintage condition

SIZE: 3½ x 1¾ ins (9 x 4.5 cms)

APPROXIMATE DATE: 1890s – 1900s

MATERIALS: horn, metal, amber glass

DESCRIPTION:

This is an example of the smaller and lighter hair accessories which came in during the later 1890s and were fashionable around the turn of the 20th century. Ornaments dating from the late Victorian and Edwardian periods are usually simpler than earlier versions. Fashion favoured a light and delicate appearance.

This pretty comb has two prongs of clarified steer horn which are attached by an adjustable hinge to a metal heading, Upon this is mounted an arc of nine faceted amber glass balls with a star or flower shaped device placed in the centre. These small combs, decorated with faceted amber shapes, were made under the influence of the Aesthetic Movement which favoured amber jewelry. They are quite plentiful and come in a wide range of designs and shapes. Those with stars or flower shapes are probably the rarest and most attractive.

The main feature in this type of comb is that the heading is adjustable. The ornamental heading is technically sophisticated, being attached to the prongs by a flexible hinge of metal. This allows it to rotate through 90 or more degrees and enables the ornament to be adjusted to various positions within the coiffure. Such combs may be worn either in the back of the hairdressing or above the forehead as a mini tiara, In this latter case the prongs would be concealed among the front hair.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

In the later 19th century a movement called the “Aesthetic Movement” arose in revolt against what they saw as ugly machine made goods. Aesthetic dress, which is part of this movement, abhorred the excessive ornamentation and complication of women’s clothes. Aesthetic women wore no corsetry and favoured simple dresses which were cut loosely and made on unstructured lines. Aesthetic fashion favoured natural dyes in soft colours and rejected the crude aniline dyes that were in vogue. As ornaments they also rejected precious jewelry made from diamonds and favoured natural materials such as amber, mother or pearl and coral.



Find vintage jewelry and exotic 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 an archive with no merchandise for sale. .

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I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
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We require a 25% deposit which is non refundable in the event buyer does not complete the plan.

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WE SHIP TWICE A WEEK - TUESDAY AND FRIDAY.

UK OVERNIGHT COURIER = 24 hours from when courier collects

For deadlines please contact us BEFORE purchase to ensure that we can meet your timeline. We can arrange expedited delivery at extra cost. Transactions cannot be cancelled once the package ships.

It is buyer's responsibility to notify us that they wish to cancel the transaction if it is unlikely we can meet their timeline.

It is buyer's responsibility to ensure that the address supplied at checkout by Etsy and/or Paypal is correct current address formatted in accordance with the postal regulations of their country. We don’t accept responsibility or refund for lost or delayed packages due to incorrect address information.
No returns on "Business" transactions unless the item was defective or arrived broken. Should we agree to accept returns a 25-50% restocking charge applies at our discretion.

Buyers MUST inform us within 7 days of receipt (as evidenced by tracking) that they wish to return an item.

For "buyers remorse" (i.e. no fault) returns we refund only the purchase price and not original or return shipping.

For returns where we were at fault we refund outward and return shipping by a similar service to what we used

There is a NO RETURNS policy on some large and/or delicate items because of the risk of damage. We don’t accept returns on AS FOUND or sale goods or those to "business" customers.
1)Goods must be carefully packed so as not to sustain damage.

2) They must be returned to us in "same condition as sent" unless we have been supplied with photographic evidence that item was damaged in outward transit.

3) Goods must not be altered or amended in any way.

4) Buyer should obtain proof of postage and use a trackable shipping method.

5) No refund can be issued until the goods are back in our hands in "same condition as sent".

6) Goods which are lost or damaged in transit are the responsibility of the sender and who will need to claim compensation from their mail carrier. We will not refund for these.

7) No b2b refunds unless defective/broken
Should we agree to accept a return THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL PROCEDURE MUST BE OBSERVED.

The package must be clearly marked - preferably on the customs label - RETURNED UNWANTED GOODS NO IMPORT TAX PAYABLE.

Should we incur customs/VAT/handling charges or other out of pocket expenses these will nevertheless be deducted from any refund due to the buyer. This is regardless of whether or not the package is suitably marked or the reason for return.

Because of the expense of international returns we encourage buyers to sell items elsewhere to recoup any loss. We are willing to permit the use of our intellectual property in the form of original photographs and descriptions free of charge for this purpose'

No b2b refunds unless defective/broken
Buyer must supply clear photographic evidence of damage within 14 days of notification.

It MUST be sent as a jpg attached to Etsy convo or email. We are unable to accept pictures sent to a celphone via sms or mms.

Merchandise which sustained damage may not need to be returned if photographic evidence is supplied and claim is notified within the above 7 day period. "Notified" means that you sent us a convo or email to indicate a problem.

Buyers unable to provide photographic evidence must return the item at their expense.

Buyers should exercise reasonable care with vintage items. Under no circumstances will we refund or be held responsible for items which arrive safely and are subsequently damaged in use.
Buyers should carry out the following procedures:-

1) Check physically to ensure package not left in unlikely/hidden place

2) Enquire of family members/neighbors or concierge (if appropriate)

3) Contact their local postmaster/mailing service/mail carrier

4) If appropriate file a police or mail theft report.

Where the status of a tracked item shows the package to be "delivered" our insurers will require the buyer to produce documentary evidence of non receipt before considering a refund claim.

We require a physical letter from the postal authority concerned (not a scan or photo copy) confirming that they have made an error in their notifications and that the package has been mis-delivered.
We do not refund shipping (either outward or return) for packages which are returned to us because buyer refused delivery or did not "claim" the package. By claim we mean picked up from postal depot or arrangements made to redeliver.

"Returned to sender" packages are typically given low priority by postal services and may take many weeks to return to us. In some cases the package is never returned.

No refund can or will be issued until the goods are returned to our premises.

On return buyers will be given the choice of a refund of item price only or of having the item/s
reshipped at their expense.

Any expense which we incur as a result of an abandoned package will be deducted from any refund due to the buyer
We try to note all flaws which might affect the appearance, value or functionality of a piece. However it would be impractical to mention every minor scratch or abrasion on a pre-owned item. These latter are part of the history of the piece.

Photographs are an important part of the description and should be examined carefully.

Flaws or features which are clearly visible in one or more photographs are considered to have been disclosed even if not specifically mentioned in descriptions.

Buyers are expected to carefully read descriptions and examine pictures. They are assumed to have done so regardless of whether or not this is actually the case.

When in doubt questions can (and should) be asked to clarify any doubts re condition etc
Minor surface wear or the odd dull or missing rhinestone on a vintage item do NOT constitute grounds for "substantially mis-described".

Examples of substantially mis-described are:-

Item described as "vintage" is less than 20 years old

item described as "sterling" or "silver" tests as silver plated or base metal.

Item has a broken catch or fastening not mentioned and cannot safely be worn.

Item has an obvious repair/restoration or break not mentioned which substantially affects the value, durability functionality or appearance of the piece.

We do not clean, remove labels or repair vintage pieces unless they are extremely dirty as many collectors prefer to do these themselves.

Victorian amber star hair comb hair accessory hair jewelry decorative comb hair pin hair pick hair fork

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: steer horn, faux amber, Victorian antique comb with faux amber
  • Feedback: 1997 reviews
  • Favorited by: 24 people

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Returns and exchanges accepted
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in Basingstoke, United Kingdom

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