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A FINE EARLY 20TH CENTURY ANGLO INDIAN GILT METAL FILIGREE HINGED HAIR COMB IN THE FORM OF A LOTUS

This sale is for a very beautiful Anglo Indian hair comb probably dating from the early 20th century.

Looks great in a classic French pleat or updo!

SIZE AND CONDITION: good vintage condition; 3½ x 2½ ins.

The comb is made from gilt filigree and is fitted with a hinge which allows the heading to fully rotate. The design is a traditional one representing a stylised lotus flower, set with a cluster of large rhinestones. From the lower extremity hang three dangles, each set with rhinestones.

MORE INFORMATION:

The style is what we now call Anglo Indian because it was probably made in the Indian sub continent in the late 19th or early 20th century for the European market. The ornament may be worn as a backcomb in the manner seen on the model.

With India as part of the British Empire, the interaction of the Indian population with their British rulers led to an art form, which was a mixture of styles. 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.

Objects produced under the Anglo Indian 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.

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.

Find vintage jewelry and fabrics in our other shop:-

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

Vintage hair comb, vintage gilt filigree hinged Anglo Indian hair accessory

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1910s
  • Materials: gilt filigree metal, rhinestones
  • Feedback: 1426 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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