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The Spanish Comb


Norma Rossman, Basingstoke, Hampshire UK  

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A large and striking Spanish style hair comb in pink celluloid sunray style

CONDITION: good vintage condition with expected wear

SIZE: 6½ ins h x 6 ins w (16 x 15 cm) decorative part 3½ ins (8 cm)

APPROXIMATE DATE: 1910s – 1920s

MATERIALS: celluloid

DESCRIPTION:

Here we have a very handsome and large Art Deco period hair comb made in the Spanish style with a fan shaped heading. The comb is made from pale pinkish translucent celluloid and the heading forms a series of radiating spokes like the sticks of a fan, or the rays of the sun.

Combs in the Spanish style are those which have an upstanding top piece or heading which stands proud of the head when in wear. They resemble the lovely shall combs which are worn by Spanish ladies with their traditional dress.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

The motif of radiating lines which appears in the centre of the heading of this comb was an archetypal Art Deco one, and appears in many forms. 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 fascination with speed and machinery. Others believe that the rays represent the sun, and indicate the popular fetish for sun bathing and outdoor exercise. Still others see them as representing the palm leaf, derived from the Egyptian Revival influence which was popular in the 1920s.

Item ID: DUP18-03-03


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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: black/pink, Size: 6½ ins h x 6 ins w (16 x 15 cm) decorative part 3½ ins (8 cm)

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Art Deco hair comb Spanish style pink celluloid hair accessory

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The Spanish Comb


Norma Rossman
Basingstoke, Hampshire
UK
  

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