Hair Combs

 

Hair combs were popular throughout every era but particularly in the Victorian era through the Art Nouveau era. In the Art Deco era, hair became shorter and hair clips and smaller hair ornaments were more often in style.  In this post, I am just going to give some examples of a few styles of hair-combs in pictures in order to get more familiar with them.  I will go into the specific styles of hair combs and how they were worn for each era more thoroughly in the future.

Comb

England, 1906
Hair comb, ivory, mounted in silver and set with mother-of-pearl, sapphires, green stained chalcedony and a fire opal matrix (Arts & Crafts)
V&A Museum

Comb

Rome, c. 1810
Comb, gold set with micromosaics, glass beads and enamels
V&A Museum

Comb

London, c. 1900
Comb, silver, set with garnets
V&A Museum

Comb

England, c. 1809-1810
Comb, silver cast and bright cut
V&A Museum

Comb

Italy, 1808
Comb, pietre dure, lapis lazuli, chalcedony, gold
V&A Museum

Comb

Berlin, Germany c. 1820
Cast Iron
V&A Museum

Comb

France, c. 1875
Comb tortoiseshell, hinged copper-gilt, applied decoration and filigree
V&A Museum

 

 

 

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