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A large and attractive celluloid faux tortoiseshell floral design hair comb

CONDITION: good vintage condition

SIZE: 6½ ins h x 5 ins w (16 x 13 cm) decorative part 3½ ins (9 cm)

APPROXIMATE DATE: 1910s – 1920s

MATERIALS: celluloid

DESCRIPTION:

Here is an attractive celluloid faux tortoiseshell hair comb which dates from the Art Deco period of the early 20th century. It has a gently undulating profile to the fan shaped heading. The openwork design features flower heads placed against a background of foliage and latticework panels.

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.

Item ID: DUP18-01-095


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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: brown, Size: 6½ ins h x 5 ins w (16 x 13 cm) decorative part 3½ ins (9 cm)

Art Deco faux tortoiseshell hair comb hair accessory

$60 USD


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Basingstoke, Hampshire
UK
  

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