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Vintage Hair Combs, Two Faux Pearl Rhinestone Hair Accessories 1950s

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This sale is for a very beautiful mid 20th century hair comb which is lavishly decorated with faux pearls.

SIZE: 2¼ ins h x 2¼ ins w (5.5 x 5.5 cms)

CONDITION: good vintage condition

DATE: probably dates from the 1950s

MATERIALS: celluloid, metal, faux pearls, rhinestones.


This is a very beautiful pair of combs in the neo Baroque style. Each has a celluloid comb mount to which is attached a complex heading. This is decorated with a series of faux pearls and and AB rhinestones. The heading rotates on a hinge so it can be adjusted to various positions.


The advent of the so-called 'New Look' in the late 1940s introduced by the fashion house of Dior, presented women with a much more feminine silhouette which called for more elaborate and glamorous jewellery. The United States led the fashion, and now took over from Paris as the foremost producer of high quality costume jewellery, in tune with the new fashions.

In the l950s, much costume jewellery was glitzy and sometimes ostentatious, continuing the neo-Baroque style which had begun in the 1940s. Baroque is an elaborate and showy style which typically makes much use of gold settings and faux pearls. Some of the most beautiful and high quality neo Baroque style jewellery and hair ornaments were produced in the USA. We can say that the influence of Hollywood and the great screen goddesses of the 1940s and 1950s were of great significance in promoting this larger than life look.

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Vintage Hair Combs, Two Faux Pearl Rhinestone Hair Accessories 1950s


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: celluloid, faux pearls, rhinestones
  • Ships worldwide from Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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