An unusual engraved Lucite hair comb from the mid 20th century
CONDITION: good vintage condition with expected wear
SIZE: 4 ins h x 2 ins w (10 x 5 cm) decorative part 2 ins h (5 cm)
APPROXIMATE DATE: mid century
This unusual comb probably dates from the late 1950s or 1960s when plastic materials became fashionable in jewellery and personal ornaments.
This pretty little comb has two split tines and a heading with an engraved floral design. It may originally have been one of a pair.
It is pretty and discreet enough to be worn by a professional woman and would look great with a classic undo such as a French twist or chignon.
Many non traditional materials were now used for fashion jewellery and ornaments. Clear plastics, especially Lucite and Plexiglas, imitated crystal and were made into MOD jewellery. Coloured plastics were widely used, sometimes to imitate gemstones.
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Mid century hair comb engraved Lucite hair accessory ornament