Art Deco hair comb French Ivory golden rhinestone Spanish style hair accessoryArt Deco hair comb French Ivory golden rhinestone Spanish style hair accessoryArt Deco hair comb French Ivory golden rhinestone Spanish style hair accessoryArt Deco hair comb French Ivory golden rhinestone Spanish style hair accessoryArt Deco hair comb French Ivory golden rhinestone Spanish style hair accessoryArt Deco hair comb French Ivory golden rhinestone Spanish style hair accessoryArt Deco hair comb French Ivory golden rhinestone Spanish style hair accessoryArt Deco hair comb French Ivory golden rhinestone Spanish style hair accessoryArt Deco hair comb French Ivory golden rhinestone Spanish style hair accessoryArt Deco hair comb French Ivory golden rhinestone Spanish style hair accessory

A beautiful French Ivory Spanish style hair comb with amber rhinestone trim

CONDITION: good vintage condition

SIZE: 6½ x 5½ ins (16 x 14 cm)

APPROXIMATE DATE:

MATERIALS: French Ivory/celluloid (an early form of collectible plastic), It contains no materials from an endangered species.

DESCRIPTION:

This spectacular Art Deco period comb is made in French Ivory. This is an early celluloid substance, popularly known as French ivory, because it was invented to substitute for the much more expensive elephant ivory which was becoming rare and expensive by the early 20th century. It contains no materials from an endangered species.

The comb has an attractive scalloped profile and is further embellished with amber rhinestones, which are all bright and complete. This type of ornament is often known as Spanish or mantilla comb because it resembles a smaller version of the traditional large shell ornaments worn by Spanish ladies with their native dress. In practice any comb which has a high upstanding heading or top which stands proud of the top of the head is often called a mantilla comb.

The collage picture shows sitters from contemporary illustrations, revealing the fashionable hair style and wearing similar large Spanish style ornaments.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

This comb is a variety of the iconic design of Art Deco combs whereby “blades” or openwork lines radiate outwards from the base of the heading. This is a very typical motif in Art Deco combs, and in the art of the period. Some people interpret the spokes as representing the wheel, and thus symbolising the Futurist fascination with speed and machinery. This spokes or sunray motif appears in many forms. Sometimes it is abstracted to a series of lines or mere “spokes” which radiate out from the base of the heading.

These large and spectacular combs are a feature of the early Art Deco period.

Item ID: DUP17-10-013


Ask me about my convenient Layaway plan with payment by installments

Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: white/amber, Size: 6½ x 5½ ins (16 x 14 cm)

Art Deco hair comb French Ivory golden rhinestone Spanish style hair accessory

$150 USD

Add to Cart Make Offer
Questions about this item?
Email Shop

6 other shoppers have this item in their Cart or Wish List


The Spanish Comb


Norma Rossman
Basingstoke, Hampshire
UK
  

Antique and Vintage Hair Combs and Accessories from Around the World

Exciting new items arrive regularly so do check back often!

Member since 2012

Shipping & Handling:$18.00 USD
Insurance:Included
Shipping to: USA
change
other services

More from The Spanish Comb