Victorian sterling silver filigree hair comb hair pinVictorian sterling silver filigree hair comb hair pinVictorian sterling silver filigree hair comb hair pinVictorian sterling silver filigree hair comb hair pinVictorian sterling silver filigree hair comb hair pinVictorian sterling silver filigree hair comb hair pinVictorian sterling silver filigree hair comb hair pinVictorian sterling silver filigree hair comb hair pinVictorian sterling silver filigree hair comb hair pinVictorian sterling silver filigree hair comb hair pin

A pretty late Victorian or Edwardian sterling silver filigree hair comb

CONDITION: good vintage condition with expected wear

SIZE: 5½ ins h x 3¼ ins w (14 x 8 cm) decorative part 2 ins h (5 cm)

APPROXIMATE DATE: 1890s – 1900s

MATERIALS: sterling silver, celluloid

DESCRIPTION:

This beautiful comb is an excellent example of the smaller and daintier hair accessories which were worn at the end of the Victorian period.

It has two long tines of polished dark brown celluloid to pierce the hair. The circular heading is marked STERLING on the back, and so this pretty comb was probably made in the USA. The heading has a delicate lacy openwork design which incorporates formalised flowers and scrollwork.

The collage picture shows some contemporary photographs of the period and ladies wearing small comps with openwork headings.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Fashions in hair dressing changed in the last ten tears of the 19th century. The styles were simpler and a softer, fluffier appearance was fashionable. Along with these softer and more feminine coiffures hair accessories grew smaller, lighter and more delicate. Airy openwork designs, such as those of filigree were popular.

In response to the fashion for smaller and lighter hair ornaments around the turn of the 20th century we find many of these sterling silver two pronged and one pronged hair combs being produced. The headings, as here, as presented in openwork design and embellished with a little machine engraving. They have the appearance of being stamped out on a machine which is typically the case.

Item ID: DUP18-03-063


Ask me about my convenient Layaway plan with payment by installments

Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: silver/brown, Size: 5½ ins h x 3¼ ins w (14 x 8 cm) decorative part 2 ins h (5 cm)

Victorian sterling silver filigree hair comb hair pin

$180 USD

Add to Cart Make Offer
Questions about this item?
Email Shop

12 other shoppers have this item in their Cart or Wish List


The Spanish Comb


Norma Rossman
Basingstoke, Hampshire
UK
  

Antique and Vintage Hair Combs and Accessories from Around the World

Exciting new items arrive regularly so do check back often!

Member since 2012

Shipping & Handling:$18.00 USD
Insurance:Included
Shipping to: USA
change
other services

More from The Spanish Comb