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A large Art Deco period Spanish style hair comb with an open pierced design

For the vintage bride who likes something different

CONDITION: good vintage condition

SIZE: 6 ins h x 4 ins w (15 x 10 cm) decorative part 3 ins h (7.5 cm)

APPROXIMATE DATE: 1910s – 1920s

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

DESCRIPTION:

Here is a beautiful Art Deco hair comb in French Ivory with a wedge shaped heading which is in filled with a design of lace like delicacy.

These large hair combs are an iconic feature of the early Art Deco period.

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 ornament is made from 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.

Item ID: DUP17-10-073


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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: white, Size: 6 ins h x 4 ins w (15 x 10 cm) decorative part 3 ins h (7.5 cm)

French Ivory hair comb Art Deco Spanish style bridal hair accessory

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