Late Victorian hair comb faux tortoiseshell etched hair accessoryLate Victorian hair comb faux tortoiseshell etched hair accessoryLate Victorian hair comb faux tortoiseshell etched hair accessoryLate Victorian hair comb faux tortoiseshell etched hair accessoryLate Victorian hair comb faux tortoiseshell etched hair accessoryLate Victorian hair comb faux tortoiseshell etched hair accessoryLate Victorian hair comb faux tortoiseshell etched hair accessoryLate Victorian hair comb faux tortoiseshell etched hair accessoryLate Victorian hair comb faux tortoiseshell etched hair accessoryLate Victorian hair comb faux tortoiseshell etched hair accessoryLate Victorian hair comb faux tortoiseshell etched hair accessoryLate Victorian hair comb faux tortoiseshell etched hair accessoryLate Victorian hair comb faux tortoiseshell etched hair accessoryLate Victorian hair comb faux tortoiseshell etched hair accessory

A striking faux tortoiseshell hair comb with gilded design

CONDITION: good vintage condition with expected wear

SIZE: 6 ins h x 3 ins w (18 x 7.5 cm) decorative part 3½ ins h (9 cm)

APPROXIMATE DATE: 1890s – 1900s

MATERIALS: celluloid faux tortoiseshell

DESCRIPTION:

Here is a tall and handsome hair comb from the late Victorian era. It has a wedge shaped heading with an engraved formalised design which has been in filled with gold paint to emphasize the pattern.

The collage picture shows a selection of illustrations from contemporary sources with similar hair accessories and the hair styles with which they were worn.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

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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ITEM ID
DUP19-10-20
ITEM SIZE
6 ins h x 3 ins w (18 x 7.5 cm)
ITEM TYPE
Vintage, Antique
COLOR
Brown
FASHION ERA
Victorian

Late Victorian hair comb faux tortoiseshell etched hair accessory

$150


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    N Rossman
    Basingstoke, Hampshire, or , UK Platinum Platinumsince 2012