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A tall wedged shaped comb in dark red celluloid from the Art Deco period.

CONDITION: good vintage condition

SIZE: 6½ ins h x 3 ins w (16 x 7.5 cms) decorative part 4 ins (10 cms)

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MATERIALS: celluloid (an early collectable form of plastic), gilding

DESCRIPTION:

Here is a very beautiful dark red celluloid Spanish style hair comb dating from the Art Deco period. It has a wedge shaped heading which is tall and narrow and this was a very typical configuration for hair combs of the Art Deco period. The heading is decorated with a gilded design.

This type of ornament is often known as Spanish or mantilla comb because it resembles a smaller version of the traditional large tortoiseshell ornaments worn by Spanish ladies with their native dress. In practice any comb which has a high upstanding heading or top is often called a mantilla comb.

FURTHER INFORMATION

The final illustration shows a selection of sitters wearing similar ornaments and is taken from contemporary sources of the early 20th century.

Ornaments like this 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.

Item ID: DUP17-04-06


Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: red, Size: 6½ ins h x 3 ins w (16 x 7.5 cms) decorative part 4 ins (10 cms)

Art Deco Hair Comb Red Celluloid Spanish Style Hair Accessory

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