Victorian hair comb celluloid faux tortoiseshell Spanish mantilla style. CONDITION: good vintage condition with expected wear. SIZE: 6½ ins h x 4 ins w (16 x 10 cm) decorative part 3 ins h (7.5 cm). APPROXIMATE DATE: 1870s - 1880s.Here is a beautifully made Spanish style hair comb in celluloid faux tortoiseshell. It probably dates from the latter part of the Victorian era when these large combs were in fashion. The comb has a high oval heading finishing with pierced open work in a classic formalised design of leaves and scrolls. It is very realistically mottled with "tortoise" random type markings. The final picture with the collage shows some illustrations of similar hair accessories taken from contemporary sources and shows the manner in which they were worn.
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