French Art Nouveau Enamel Carved Horn and Moonstone Hair OrnamentFrench Art Nouveau Enamel Carved Horn and Moonstone Hair OrnamentFrench Art Nouveau Enamel Carved Horn and Moonstone Hair OrnamentFrench Art Nouveau Enamel Carved Horn and Moonstone Hair OrnamentFrench Art Nouveau Enamel Carved Horn and Moonstone Hair OrnamentFrench Art Nouveau Enamel Carved Horn and Moonstone Hair OrnamentFrench Art Nouveau Enamel Carved Horn and Moonstone Hair OrnamentFrench Art Nouveau Enamel Carved Horn and Moonstone Hair OrnamentFrench Art Nouveau Enamel Carved Horn and Moonstone Hair OrnamentFrench Art Nouveau Enamel Carved Horn and Moonstone Hair Ornament

A beautiful Art Nouveau carved-horn two-pronged hair comb or ornament in the style of George Bonté, in the form of an anemone-like flower set with a central moonstone cabochon and decorated with blue enamel. It has a beautiful translucent quality. Faint traces of purple are still evident in the patterned grooves of the larger leaves, which we imagine would have been quite vividly coloured when it was first made.

The back is hinged so the prongs of the comb can swing 180 degrees and the flower be worn with the large petal or the three smaller petals pointing upward. The central section including the moonstone and the stamen-like carvings is fixed to the back separately from the larger four petals, which can rotate very slightly.

There is a small chip to the back edge of the larger petal, which you will see if you look closely at the photos, but it is really quite rare these days to find such a delicate little object which has survived at all!

Size: 4.3 x 11cm. Moonstone diameter: 0.8cm.
Total weight: 6.6g.

Item ID: CA48


Please examine the photos carefully as they form part of the description, and do feel free to ask if you have any questions. Free shipping. Layaway available.

Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Brown/Blue/Silver, Size: 4.3 x 11cm

French Art Nouveau Enamel Carved Horn and Moonstone Hair Ornament

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