A pretty mid 20th century celluloid hair comb with prong set rhinestones
CONDITION: good vintage condition with expected wear
SIZE: 2 ins h x 3½ ins w (5 x 8 cm)
APPROXIMATE DATE: mid 20th century
MATERIALS: celluloid, metal, rhinestones
Here is a very pretty celluloid back comb which probably dates from the mid 20th century.
This is an attractive comb which could easily be worn with a modern hair style for a dressier evening occasion.
The ornament is made from so-called blonde celluloid, which is a pale translucent amber colour. It has a gently scalloped top profile to the heading, which rises to a peak in the centre. Attached to this is a metal framework which incorporates two rows of prong set clear rhinestones, making it a very attractive comb.
All the stones are present and in good condition.
A back comb is. As its name implies, a type of hair accessory specifically designed to be worn at the rear of the hairdressing. It may be placed above, below or within the chignon according to the fancy of the wearer. It is usually identified by a deep curve made to fit the skull. Such combs are usually wider than they are high and often have an elaborate heading or top decorated in some way.
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