Antique, Victorian, Amber-Apple Juice Colored Celluloid, Spanish Mantilla, Hair Comb with Dark Blue Rhinestones. This attractive hair comb likely dates from the late 1800's to the early 1900's. The crown has both a floral and geometric design motif and resembles a peacock-like fan. The comb is decorated with numerous small, dark blue rhinestones which give the amber-apple juice colored celluloid a glittering presence. The measurements are 8 1/2 inches in length and 6 1/4 inches in width at its widest point.
Such frequently large and fan shaped Spanish style combs became extremely fashionable in Britain and America during the early 20th century. They were worn in a characteristic manner, being placed in the side or back of the hairdressing at an acute angle, and in such a way that the tall heading stood up proud. This enabled the often beautiful openwork decoration or the decorative effect which had been applied to the material, to be viewed from all angles, and for the details to be seen effectively outlined against the light.
Condition: very good antique. The celluloid is in fine condition, and the all rhinestones appear to be in place.
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Antique, Victorian, Amber-Apple Juice Color Celluloid, Spanish Mantilla, Hair Comb with Dark Blue Rhinestones
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