Saturday, 25 July 2009

Hair Comb

I mentioned in this post that I have been after a hair comb to complement my updo's. After much consideration, I finally settled on a dainty silver Victorian one, which will be shown in my next outfit post. I thought it best to start off small and see how it goes before diving in with a massive expensive one. My next one will be a slightly larger affair, hopefully in a green celluloid. Whilst I was searching for the perfect beginners hair comb, I found so many beautiful and unusual examples I just had to share them on here. There really are so many good quality combs available out there on the internet, and at reasonable prices. This may look like a large post, but I actually had to restrain myself from posting 3x more!


Three large pierced celluloid combs, 1890-1920

Four 1890-1920 celluloid combs

1900-1910 sterling silver comb

Two late 19th c. tortoiseshell combs with silver detail

Three 1880-1910 pierced celluloid combs

Two 1890-1910 frosted celluloid combs with glass sets

Five French jet and black celluloid combs

Two 1880-90 black enamelled celluloid combs with blue glass sets

c.1875 sterling silver highback comb

Victorian Christmas themed celluloid comb with red and green rhinestones

Black enamelled celluloid comb with red rhinestones

Black enamelled celluloid comb with blue rhinestones

Green ombre comb with rhinestones

19th c. sterling silver comb

Georgian silver filigree feather comb, c.1830

Victorian winged comb with paste stones

Kingfisher feather Chinese comb

c. 1850 tortoiseshell comb inset with rubies, diamonds and pearls

Victorian sterling silver comb with trio of mythical figures

Diamond studded comb with cabochon emerald scarabs

Victorian pearl and lapis gold comb ($4850!)

Blonde tortoiseshell comb with paste gems

Victorian Whitby Jet comb

Green celluloid comb with blue rhinestones

Celluloid comb with green rhinestones

And finally, a modern, though no-less extravagant, example courtesy of John Galliano from his ss08 collection (one of my all time favourite collections ever). Look at the size of that thing!

Images from:; FANCY THAT!, Factory 41, Antiques and Uncommon Treasure, The Three Graces, Years After, Belladonna Antiques, all at Ruby Lane; Paris Parfait blog; BarbaraAnne's Hair Comb blog; eBay sellers Pentiques and Simitras Exquisite Things; thefaerieglen, PastSplendors, surfacetoairmedia, pastperfectvintage, all at etsy; Charles.A.Whitaker Auction Company.


Gisela said...

love this post! love that you have such quirky and unique taste! i have a pair of feathered hair combs, i don't use hair combs, but i just loved the design.

JINX said...

i love what your doing, you have some great pix...and i enjoy what you bring to fashion blogg'n


Ruhvana and Flanelli said...

No, no no.

I found haircombs couple of weeks ago when my hair got so long (not that long) that I had to do something for it. And there they were. I thought they would look more interesting than normal hair pins. So now I have couple but NOTHING so pretty. Ok, I think those wouldn't work the way I use mine but when my hair is bit more longer, maybe maybe.

thatks a lot for showing these beauties.


a mouse said...

ohhhh those look addicting!
of course i stopped in awe
at the pearl and lapis
one.. .. always the
expensive one
rings out!

Lick The Stars said...

these combs are so beautiful. i wish i could have all of them!

Jasmin Alexia said...

these are beautiful!

love your blog :D

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Ash said...

Bah I'm in love with these.

Victorian Gold Mines said...

I really love these things..........

Nina said...

Those are classics! I especially love the Chinese comb, wish I could have something like that.

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