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Vintage hair comb Victorian or Edwardian faux tortoiseshell rhinestone Eagle hair accessory (W)

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VICTORIAN OR EDWARDIAN FAUX TORTOISESHELL BACK COMB WITH RHINESTONE EAGLE MOTIF

PLEASE NOTE WE SHIP FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM



Size: 2 x 4 ins (approx 5 x 10 cms)

This is a nice quality hair comb dating from the late Victorian or Edwardian period of circa 1890 to 1910. It is of the type called a back comb being deeply curved to fit the back of the skull and to support the elaborate padded hairstyles and immense hats of the period.

It dates from the period 1890 to 1915. The material is celluloid faux tortoiseshell and a distinctive decoration has been added in the form of a rhinestone eagle. The stones are claw set into a silver tone metal mounting which is held on by tiny rivets.

Combs like these were used to support the padded pompadour or Gibson girl hairdressing of the turn of the twentieth century and also the large hats of the period. The final picture comes from a contemporary photograph of the period in which the sitter wears a complete suite of such combs.



FURTHER DOWNLOADABLE INFORMATION ON VINTAGE HAIR COMBS, HAIRDRESSING AND COSTUME CAN BE FOUND IN MY ARCHIVE HERE:-

http://www.haircomb.co.uk/Haircombs.html

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Vintage hair comb Victorian or Edwardian faux tortoiseshell rhinestone Eagle hair accessory (W)

Overview

  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
  • Materials: metal, rhinestones
  • Feedback: 1387 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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