Art Deco hair comb barrette set celluloid rhinestone hair accessoriesArt Deco hair comb barrette set celluloid rhinestone hair accessoriesArt Deco hair comb barrette set celluloid rhinestone hair accessoriesArt Deco hair comb barrette set celluloid rhinestone hair accessoriesArt Deco hair comb barrette set celluloid rhinestone hair accessoriesArt Deco hair comb barrette set celluloid rhinestone hair accessoriesArt Deco hair comb barrette set celluloid rhinestone hair accessoriesArt Deco hair comb barrette set celluloid rhinestone hair accessoriesArt Deco hair comb barrette set celluloid rhinestone hair accessoriesArt Deco hair comb barrette set celluloid rhinestone hair accessoriesArt Deco hair comb barrette set celluloid rhinestone hair accessoriesArt Deco hair comb barrette set celluloid rhinestone hair accessoriesArt Deco hair comb barrette set celluloid rhinestone hair accessoriesArt Deco hair comb barrette set celluloid rhinestone hair accessoriesArt Deco hair comb barrette set celluloid rhinestone hair accessoriesArt Deco hair comb barrette set celluloid rhinestone hair accessories

An unusual Art Deco hair comb and barrette set with rhinestone trim

CONDITION: good vintage condition with expected wear

COMB: 3½ ins h x 4¼ ins w (9 x 10.5 cm); BARRETTE: 1¼ ins h x 3½ ins w (3 x 9 cm)

APPROXIMATE DATE: 1910s - 20s

MATERIALS: celluloid, rhinestones, metal

DESCRIPTION:

This pretty hair accessory set is fresh to the market, being part of an extensive private collection which I recently purchased.

It matches a comb and barrette set which probably date from the 1910s – 1920s decade. They are made in black celluloid and further embellished with lines of tiny brass dots in imitation of pique. The large comb is a back comb and the matching barrette would probably have been worn in the side of the dressing.

A back comb is a type of ornament which is specially designed to be worn at the rear of the head. Such accessories are usually deeply curved to fit the back of the skull, which makes them unsuitable for wearing anywhere else. Typically they are broader than they are high, and have a top or heading finished off with some kind of decorative edge or border. Often this incorporates inlay of rhinestones, metal plates or some other decorative embellishment.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

The final picture is taken from a collection of contemporary fashion magazine illustrations and shows the fashionable coiffure and the kinds of ornaments used to decorate it.

In the early 20th century such combs were used to decorate the back of the dressing in a number of ways. Sometimes they were used to provide support for a chignon. They could also be used to keep growing locks of hair in order on women who had cropped their hair short, and then regretted it.


FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING ON THIS ITEM, Ask me about my convenient Layaway plan on selected items
ITEM ID
PE: 20-11-07
COLOR
Black
FASHION ERA
1910's
ITEM TYPE
Antique

Art Deco hair comb barrette set celluloid rhinestone hair accessories

$125 SALE
$250  50% Off 
You save $125

The Sale is ON NOW! Ends in
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds



    Antique and Vintage Hair Combs, Accessories, Jewellery and Vanity Items from Around the World
    Exciting new items arrive every week so do check back regularly!

    Shipping:Free
    Insurance:Included
    Est. Sales Tax:TBD
    Shipping to: USA
    change
    other services

    Affiliations


    Costume Jewelry Collectors Int’l LLC Logo



    The Spanish Comb


    N Rossman
    Hampshire , or , UK This Shop is rated Platinum - 1,000 or more sales Platinumsince 2012