Faux tortoiseshell hair comb for large French doll
CONDITION: good vintage condition with expected wear for age
SIZE: 3½ ins h x 1½ ins w (9 x 4 cm) decorative part 1½ ins h (4 cm)
APPROXIMATE DATE: 1890-1900s
MATERIALS: celluloid faux tortoiseshell
Here is a pretty little comb which would probably suit a large French doll.
It is made just like a full sized comb in celluloid faux tortoiseshell with a curved heading having an openwork design.
This type of ornament is often known as Spanish or mantilla comb because it resembles a smaller version of the traditional large shell ornaments worn by Spanish ladies with their native dress. In practice any comb which has a high upstanding heading or top which stands proud of the top of the head is often called a mantilla comb. Such combs are worn placed high on the head in order to allow the beauty of their ornamental cresting to be admired.
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Vintage hair comb for French doll faux tortoiseshell