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Jade Green Hair Comb In Spanish Style Sunray Pattern
A classic Spanish style hair comb in jade green sunray design
CONDITION: good vintage condition
SIZE: 6½ x 7 ins; (approx 16.5 x 18 cms)
APPROXIMATE DATE: 1900 - 1920
This classic fan shaped hair comb is in a wonderful shade of jade green with a distinct marbled effect. These Art Deco combs were produced in fancy celluloid effects which wonderfully mimicked those of natural materials such as tortoiseshell, amber, marble and mother of pearl.
The solid fan shaped heading of this large comb features the iconic spokes or sunray design whereby lines radiate out from the base. This is a very typical motif in Art Deco combs, and in the art of the period. Some people interpret the spokes as representing the wheel, and thus symbolising the Futurist fascination with speed and machinery.
Picture 9 is taken from a contemporary French fashion magazine advertisement and shows a model wearing a similar oversized hair comb at a jaunty angle.
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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: green, Size: 6½ x 7 ins
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