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A large and attractive Art Deco hair comb with amber rhinestone trim

CONDITION: good vintage condition

SIZE: 6½ ins h x 4½ ins w (16 x 11 cm) decorative part 3½ ins h (9 cm)

APPROXIMATE DATE: 1910s – 1920s

MATERIALS: celluloid, rhinestones

DESCRIPTION:

Here is a pretty Art Deco celluloid hair comb with a triangle shaped heading that has a series of openwork panels. The radiating blades which support the heading are further embellished with dark red rhinestones,

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.

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.

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.

Item ID: DUP18-01-094


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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: brown/amber, Size: 6½ ins h x 4½ ins w (16 x 11 cm) decorative part 3½ ins h (9 cm)

Art Deco rhinestone hair comb Spanish hair accessory

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