Late Victorian hair comb filigree leaf hair accessory
A pretty late Victorian or Edwardian hair comb with filigree leaves motif. CONDITION: good vintage condition with accepted wear. SIZE: 5 ins h x 2 ins w (13 x 5 cm) decorative part 2 ins h (5 cm). Here is a pretty faux tortoiseshell hair comb whose light filigree like appearance is typical of the hair accessories which appeared around the turn of the 20. The simple two pronged comb mount is made from blonde horn. It is topped off by a heading in the form of a gold tone filigree stylised leaf with five ornate lobes. The metal is made in repousee fashion, whose hollowed out appearance can be seen from the back view. Changes in the manner of dressing the hair in the late 1800s led to a taste for smaller and lighter hair accessories than those which had been fashionable for the previous 20 years. The fashionable style was now the Gibson Girl look, where hair was dressed out over pads in a fluffy and feminine style with wisps escaping at the sides. With these softer styles the taste was for smaller ornaments, especially those with a light, openwork appearance. The item "Late Victorian hair comb filigree leaf hair accessory" is in sale since Thursday, May 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Other Antique Furniture".
The seller is "simitra" and is located in Manchester, the World's First Industrial City. This item can be shipped worldwide.