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.  

  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

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

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

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

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

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

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