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This sale is for a very beautiful gilt metal filigree hair comb with rhinestone trim.
CONDITION: signs of wear and use are to be expected in pre-owned items; good vintage condition with signs of use and one missing stone.
SIZE: 6 ins h x 5¾ ins w (15 x 13 cms)
DATE: it is seldom possible to date hair combs precisely since they were often made in the same style for many years.
This is a large and very distinctive hair comb made up of gilt wire filigree in a scroll pattern. It has a band of clear rhinestones in mounts set across the bottom of the heading where it rests upon the hair. More rhinestones are placed at salient points in the design.
This lovely hair accessory can be worn with a contemporary hairstyle or a classic French pleat as seen on the mannequin.
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. Fine metalwork is traditional in India, but a genre of ornaments was produced for the Western market, which was strictly for export. The form of these ornaments echoes much of the Indian and Indian influenced jewellery, which was produced at this period.
These ornaments were made with oriental style motifs, such as lotus, dragons, and phoenix. We find these imported ornaments in a wide variety of materials and styles, such as metal filigree, granulation, and gilt metal repousee sometimes set with coloured stones. They are an interesting example of an era, and of how personal adornment was influenced by travel to other lands and cultures.
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