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Hair comb silvertone vintage Anglo Indian hair accessory

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A PRETTY ANGLO INDIAN HAIR COMB IN PIERCED AND ENGRAVED SILVERTONE METAL

This sale is for a beautiful vintage Anglo Indian metalwork hair comb

CONDITION: good vintage condition.

SIZE: : 6 ins h x 5¼ ins w (15 x 13 cms)

DESCRIPTION:

This is a large and very distinctive hair comb made up of silvertone metal in an elaborate repousee design which represents twin rearing snakes placed against a formalised background.

The final illustrations are taken from late Victorian fashion engravings and show the elaborate nature of the hairdressing and the high topped combs which were in vogue at the time.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

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.


Find vintage jewelry and exotic fabrics in our other shop:-

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

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

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

PLEASE NOTE: This link is “Etsy legal” and leads only to a document resource with no merchandise for sale.

Hair comb silvertone vintage Anglo Indian hair accessory

Overview

  • Vintage item
  • Materials: silver tone metal, rhinestones
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  • Ships worldwide from Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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