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A pretty amber celluloid Spanish fan shaped hair comb from the Art Deco period

CONDITION: good vintage condition

SIZE: 6½ x 6½ ins (16 x 16 cm) decorative part 3½ (9 cm)

APPROXIMATE DATE: 1910s – 1920s

MATERIALS: celluloid

DESCRIPTION:

Here is a very beautiful hair comb dating from the Art Deco period. It is made in the iconic form of an unfurled fan and has been manufactured in bright amber translucent celluloid.

This comb is a variation of the iconic design of Art Deco combs whereby “blades” or openwork or solid panels 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.

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

Item ID: DUP18-01-062


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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: amber, Size: 6½ x 6½ ins (16 x 16 cm) decorative part 3½ (9 cm)

Amber colour celluloid hair comb Art Deco Spanish style hair accessory

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