Art Deco Hair Comb Jade Green Celluloid Openwork Mantilla Design
SIZE: 7 ins h x 3¼ ins w (18 x 8 cms)
CONDITION: excellent no issues
APPROXIMATE DATE: 1920s
Here we have an example of one of the larger combs of the Art Deco period whose height and striking colour remind one of a Spanish peineta or mantilla comb.
Art Deco was a highly eclectic style which drew its inspiration from many sources. One such was the arts of Oriental countries, notably Japan and China. This Chinoiserie influenced comb is made in faux jade and is definitely influenced by the arts of that land.
The heading design itself is a series of openwork loops and whirls which gives a lively sense of movement to this lovely and unusual comb.
The final picture is taken from the front cover of Vogue for 1923 and shows a model wearing a similar very large hair comb, this time in red. Such brightly coloured combs in red, green and other bright hues are not unusual at this period and form a pleasing contrast to the usual tortoiseshell effect.
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