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Vintage hair comb Victorian or Edwardian faux tortoiseshell figural peacock hair accessory (w)

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A PRETTY ART NOUVEAU INFLUENCED FAUX TORTOISE HAIR COMB SHOWING A FIGURAL PEACOCK.

Size: 6¼ x 3 ins (approx 16 x 7.5 cms)

This is a pretty faux tortoiseshell effect hair comb which is done in the design of a figural peacock. This shows Art Nouveau influence in that this design movement often incorporates birds, animals and florals.

Spanish style hair combs like this were worn as shown on the mannequin, and were placed so that the fancy openwork heading was visible from all angles.

Spanish style combs like this were worn in a characteristic manner, being placed in the side or back of the hairdressing at an acute angle, and in 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 decorative comb is shown in the accompanying photographs on the mannequin and in picture 5. This is taken from a contemporary magazine advertisement for hair combs and shows a stylish lady with a large wedge shaped comb of similar design.


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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 Victorian combs and their history.

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Vintage hair comb Victorian or Edwardian faux tortoiseshell figural peacock hair accessory (w)

Overview

  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
  • Material: celluloid
  • Ships worldwide from Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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