A magnificent sterling silver hair comb signed by the iconic American company
CONDITION: good vintage condition with expected wear
SIZE: 5 ins h x 3½ ins w (13 x 9 cm) decorative part 2½ ins h (6 cm)
APPROXIMATE DATE: 1890s – 1900s
MATERIALS: sterling silver
A wonderful vintage Tiffany & Co sterling silver hair comb accessory with five prongs having a scrolled Art Nouveau inspired floral design to the top.
It would grace any collection of hair combs and also appeal to a collector of quality American silver ware.
It is stamped Tiffany & Co 925 to the back. Total weight approx 24.6g.
This very beautiful Art Nouveau silver hair comb is by Tiffany, the iconic American jeweller. Without being over the top, the scalloped openwork heading of this beautiful comb contains all the salient elements of Art Nouveau: full blown roses, flowing leaves and interlaced stems. Note also that the engraved design is also present on the back, making this a double sided ornament!
Art Nouveau was a design movement which transcended borders. However it was a genre that was interpreted differently in each country. This lovely comb is an American interpretation of the genre by an iconic company.
Tiffany, renowned as the classic American jeweller, began as a fancy goods company back in 1837 and did not shift their main focus to jewellery until 1853.
The company first became renowned for its production of Art Nouveau items under the directorship of Louis Comfort Tiffany. Louis’ innovative, nature-inspired jewels, often created using materials such as glass, gemstones and enamels, placed him at its forefront. He also established the Tiffany Artistic Jewellery department in the Fifth Avenue store to enable his jewellery and precious objects to be manufactured on site.
Art Nouveau's organic, undulating, rhythmic line was a deliberate attempt to uproot the imitative historicism that dominated much of the 19th century art. Starting in the late 1880's, Nouveau emerged as a break with formal structured mathematical artworks - breathing organic life into the previous Victorian jewellery that had become a disciplinarian’s endeavour. Art Nouveau birthed flowing intertwined shapes, and organic floral motifs.
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Tiffany signed Art Nouveau hair comb sterling silver hair accessory
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