A pretty traditional hair pin in the form of a filigree flower
CONDITION: good vintage condition with expected wear
SIZE: 6¼ ins x 2½ ins (15.5 x 6 cm)
APPROXIMATE DATE: 1890s – 1900s
Here is a pretty metal hair comb whose light filigree like appearance is typical of the hair accessories which appeared around the turn of the 20th century. It is made in silvery metal in an openwork three dimensional flower design.
Changes in the manner of dressing the hair in the late 1800s led to a taste for smaller and lighter hair accessories than those which had been fashionable for the previous 20 years. The fashionable style was now the “Gibson Girl” look, where hair was dressed out over pads in a fluffy and feminine style with wisps escaping at the sides. With these softer styles the taste was for smaller ornaments, especially those with a light, openwork appearance.
Simple two pronged combs such as this were made in pairs, or sometimes sets with a larger matching comb. They were worn throughout the 19th and early 20th century. They could perform both an ornamental and a useful function, being used to hold the elaborate coiffures of the day in place as well as to adorn the hair.
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Vintage filigree hair pin silver tone metal flower design hair accessory