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Vintage Hair Comb Art Deco Blue Rhinestone Hair Accessory

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ART DECO FAUX TORTOISESHELL BLUE RHINESTONE CURLY DESIGN HAIR COMB

This sale is for a handsome faux tortoiseshell hair comb from the Art Deco period which has been further decorated with blue rhinestones.

CONDITION: good vintage condition although some stones have darkened slightly.

SIZE: 7 x 3 ins (18 x 7.5 cms)

DATE: 1910s to 1920s.

DESCRIPTION:

Combs of this type are often called Spanish combs after the beautiful ornaments worn by Spanish ladies with their native dress. This one has an unusual asymmetric design, resembling a leaf or fern frond which is inclined over to the right. The design combines curved lines set with bright blue rhinestones with panels of openwork placed between. The heading of the comb does not lie flat but curls over in a distinct curve.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Such ornaments were worn in a characteristic manner, being placed such a way that the tall heading stood up proud. This enabled them to be viewed from all angles and for the details to be seen effectively outlined against the light.

This manner of wearing the decorative comb is shown in the accompanying photograph on the mannequin and in picture 5. This is taken from a contemporary
photograph which shows a sitter wearing a similar tall asymmetric hair comb with fancy decoration.


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 an archive with no merchandise for sale.

Vintage Hair Comb Art Deco Blue Rhinestone Hair Accessory

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Material: celluloid faux tortoiseshell
  • Feedback: 1408 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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