A striking asymmetric hair comb in amber celluloid with rhinestones
CONDITION: good vintage condition with expected wear for age
SIZE: 6 ins h x 3 ins w (15 x 7.5 cm) decorative part 3 ins h (7.5 cm)
APPROXIMATE DATE: 1910s – 1920s
MATERIALS: celluloid, rhinestones
Here is an unusual Art Deco hair comb with an interesting asymmetric design. It is made in amber celluloid and is further embellished with dark red rhinestones. The design combines the suggestion of scroll work and open leaf shapes and is inclined to the right.
The collage picture shows some contemporary illustrations of similar hair accessories and the manner in which they were worn.
Such frequently Spanish style combs became extremely fashionable in Britain and America during the early 20th century. They were worn in a characteristic manner, being placed in the side or back of the hairdressing at an acute angle, and in such a way that the tall heading stood up proud. This enabled the often beautiful openwork decoration or the decorative effect which had been applied to the material, to be viewed from all angles, and for the details to be seen effectively outlined against the light.
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Art Deco hair comb asymmetric amber rhinestone hair ornament