Victorian matched pair brass balls hair combs or hair pin accessoriesVictorian matched pair brass balls hair combs or hair pin accessoriesVictorian matched pair brass balls hair combs or hair pin accessoriesVictorian matched pair brass balls hair combs or hair pin accessoriesVictorian matched pair brass balls hair combs or hair pin accessoriesVictorian matched pair brass balls hair combs or hair pin accessoriesVictorian matched pair brass balls hair combs or hair pin accessoriesVictorian matched pair brass balls hair combs or hair pin accessoriesVictorian matched pair brass balls hair combs or hair pin accessoriesVictorian matched pair brass balls hair combs or hair pin accessoriesVictorian matched pair brass balls hair combs or hair pin accessoriesVictorian matched pair brass balls hair combs or hair pin accessoriesVictorian matched pair brass balls hair combs or hair pin accessoriesVictorian matched pair brass balls hair combs or hair pin accessoriesVictorian matched pair brass balls hair combs or hair pin accessoriesVictorian matched pair brass balls hair combs or hair pin accessories

An unusual pair of Victorian openwork ball topped hair pins

CONDITION: good vintage condition with expected wear

SIZE: 4½ ins h x 1 ins w (11 x 2.5 cm) decorative part 1 ins h (2.5 cm)

APPROXIMATE DATE: 1860s – 1880s

MATERIALS: brass

DESCRIPTION:

Here is a handsome matched pair of very solidly made Victorian two pronged combs or hair pins in antiqued brass. Each has two tines and the ornamental heading comprises an openwork ball which is pierced into a fancy design.

The ornaments may once have been part of a set. Ball topped hair pins like this were scattered among the curls of the elaborate Victorian evening coiffure in the manner shown in the collage photograph. There are also matched sets comprising a ball topped hair comb and two matching hair pins of complementary design.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

These balls combs and hairpins were produced in very large numbers, and are found with balls of pearl, shell, gilt ormolu, coral or even carved jet. Sometimes the balls themselves are elaborately decorated with engraved or inlaid patterns.

While large and elaborate back combs, known as "peigne Josephine", are quite common, single ball topped hair pins are less usual.


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ITEM ID
DUP19-11-11
COLOR
Gold
FASHION ERA
Victorian
ITEM TYPE
Antique

Victorian matched pair brass balls hair combs or hair pin accessories

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