Perfect Edwardian Celluloid Hair Comb
This hair comb is perfect! Utterly perfect! All of the stones are present, none of the teeth are broken and not a crack or blemish to the highly detailed fan. All of which is remarkable considering it was made around 1915!! Large, sweeping up-dos were the style and combs like this one served to decorate as well as help secure the hair. The stones in this example are in varying pretty shades of light sapphire...from periwinkle to cornflower. The teeth are strong and slightly curved in order to rest comfortably against your head. They measure approximately 2-3/4" long and the width of all three together is 1-1/4". The upper fan portion is also slightly curved and measures about 3-3/4" long from the center border above the teeth to the highest point at the center. The width at the widest point is 3" and it tapers gradually to measure 1-3/8" wide at the center of the comb. This would be a gorgeous wedding accessory for a romantic, loose up-do or a dramatic addition to a more sleek style like a French twist or chignon. But I've been known to use combs like this one to add a little style to my messy bun! So the decision is yours!