A handsome late Victorian or Edwardian faux blonde tortoiseshell back comb. CONDITION: good vintage condition with expected wear. SIZE: 6 ins h x 2¼ ins w (15 x 5.5 cm) decorative part 3 ins h (7.5 cm). APPROXIMATE DATE: 1890s - 1900s.The design of this pretty little three pronged hair comb is typical of the smaller and lighter hair accessories which were popular in the late Victorian and Edwardian periods. It is made in amber coloured celluloid. The high oval shaped heading has an openwork border which gives interest to the design. This type of ornament is often known as Spanish or mantilla comb because it resembles a smaller version of the traditional large shell ornaments worn by Spanish ladies with their native dress. In practice any comb which has a high upstanding heading or top which stands proud of the top of the head is often called a mantilla comb. The collage photograph shows some examples of similar hair accessories taken from contemporary illustrative sources and reveals the manner in which they were worn. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Other Antique Furniture". The seller is "simitra" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.