Blue rhinestone hair comb Art Deco style hair accessoryBlue rhinestone hair comb Art Deco style hair accessoryBlue rhinestone hair comb Art Deco style hair accessoryBlue rhinestone hair comb Art Deco style hair accessoryBlue rhinestone hair comb Art Deco style hair accessoryBlue rhinestone hair comb Art Deco style hair accessoryBlue rhinestone hair comb Art Deco style hair accessoryBlue rhinestone hair comb Art Deco style hair accessory

An unusual asymmetric design Art Deco comb with blue rhinestone trim

CONDITION: good vintage condition, no missing stones

SIZE: 6¾ ins h x 2½ ins w (16.5 x 6 cms)

APPROXIMATE DATE: 1910s – 1920s

DESCRIPTION:

This large and very beautiful translucent celluloid comb is made in the form of a fern leaf with the fronds inclined to the left. It is literally smothered in dark blue rhinestones against a dark blue background giving a very rich effect.

Although celluloid was invented in the 19th century it really came into its own in the early 20th. Celluloid lent itself to a variety of decorating techniques, and many different varieties were employed to embellish the fashionable hair accessories. For example the ornament could be made with a colourful and flashy trim of coloured rhinestones embedded in the celluloid and this is typical of hair accessories made fro the US market.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

This type of ornament is often known as Spanish or mantilla comb because it resembles a smaller version of the traditional large tortoiseshell ornaments worn by Spanish ladies with their native dress. In practice any comb which has a high upstanding heading or top is often called a mantilla comb.

Item ID: S15-12-01


Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: blue, Size: 6¾ ins h x 2½ ins w (16.5 x 6 cms)

Blue rhinestone hair comb Art Deco style hair accessory

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Sale starts Fri Aug 17 8:00 AM, ends Mon Aug 20 8:00 AM Pacific Time. This item will be 50% off the price above during the Sale!

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