A LARGE AND STRIKING HOLLYWOOD REGENCY STYLE HAIR COMB WITH PALE BLUE CABOCHON RHINESTONES
CONDITION: good vintage condition
SIZE: 2 ins h x 3 ins w (5 x 7.5 cms)
APPROXIMATE DATE: 1950s to 1960s
This beautiful and rather glitzy hinged comb is made in heavy silver tone metal. It features a hinged heading design in the form of a crescent moon which is literally encrusted in luminous blue, turquoise and AB rhinestones. There is an outer border were faux pearls alternate with large faceted AB stones having a pinkish mauve caste. In the centre are placed large cabochons in faux turquoise matrix effect and metallic blue.
It is made in the elaborate neo-Baroque style which came into fashion from the early 1950s and probably dates from the mid to late 1950s or 1960s
The pictures on the mannequin show how this lovely comb is very wearable with a contemporary hairstyle and just right for a glamorous evening occasion,
The Baroque or neo-Baroque was a revival style of the mid 20th century. It was pure glamour and glitz, favouring glittering rhinestones combined with coloured stones and materials, faux pearls and elaborate gold or silver tone settings. In the USA this style is often called Hollywood Regency from its popularity in the movie industry of the period.