A pretty Art Deco hair comb with a painted floral border
CONDITION: good vintage condition with expected wear
SIZE: 4¼ ins h x 5 ins w (10.5 x 13 cm) decorative part 2 ins h (5 cm)
APPROXIMATE DATE: 1910s – 1920s
Here is a very beautiful Spanish style hair comb made in blonde celluloid. It has a wide rectangular heading with a hand painted top border featuring a floral 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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Art Deco hair comb with painted floral border hair accessory
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