A pretty mid century hinged side comb with pink rhinestones fruit design
CONDITION: good vintage condition with expected wear
SIZE: 2 ins h x 3 ins w (5 x 7.5 cm)
APPROXIMATE DATE: mid century
MATERIALS: celluloid, metal, rhinestones
Here is a very pretty hinged hair comb dating from the mid 20th century.
The comb mount is in clear celluloid with split prongs and the decorative heading is joined to this by an articulated metal hinge. The heading comprises a spray of flowers and fruits carried out in pink rhinestones with marquise and roundel shapes, and other elements representing fruits or possible buds.
A very attractive hair ornament which could easily be worn in a modern style.
The advent of the so-called 'New Look' introduced by the fashion house of Dior, presented women with a much more feminine silhouette which called for elaborate and glamorous jewellery. The United States led the fashion, and now took over from Paris as the foremost producer of high quality costume jewellery, in tune with the new fashions.
In the l950s, much costume jewellery was glitzy and sometimes ostentatious, continuing the Hollywood Regency which had begun in the 1940s. Some of the most beautiful and high quality costume jewellery and hair ornaments of the period were produced in the USA. We can say that the influence of Hollywood and the great screen goddesses of the 1940s and 1950s were of great significance in promoting this larger than life look.
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Mid century hinged side comb pink rhinestones hair accessory