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An oversized celluloid faux tortoiseshell Spanish style comb from the Art Deco period.

CONDITION: good vintage condition

SIZE: 9 ins h x 7 ins w (23 x 18 cm) decorative part 6 ins h (15 cm)

APPROXIMATE DATE: 1910s – 1920s

MATERIALS: celluloid (an early collectible synthetic)

DESCRIPTION:

Here is a fine and large mantilla style celluloid comb dating from the Art Deco period. It is made in celluloid faux tortoiseshell with a high circular heading and an asymmetric design with a pierced scrollwork panel on the right.

The collage photograph shows several illustrations taken from contemporary sources and depicts similar ornaments and how they were placed in the hair styles of the day.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

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 surface of the material of beautifully marked with the typical “tortoise” style mottling and is a very faithful imitation of genuine shell. Many of the later 19th and early 20th century the hair ornaments which appear to be made of tortoise are, in fact, made from synthetics. These faux tortoise combs are some of the prettiest to be found at this period, since it is unusual to find two exactly alike. Some of them are very convincing and difficult to distinguish from the genuine material, and are skilfully treated to imitate the brown and orange mottling of genuine tortoiseshell.

Item ID: DUP17-10-068


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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: brown, Size: 9 ins h x 7 ins w (23 x 18 cm) decorative part 6 ins h (15 cm)

Art Deco hair comb celluloid faux tortoiseshell Spanish style hair accessory

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