Large Celluloid Haircomb
This is lovely hair comb is made of Celluloid, which was used to create inexpensive jewellery, hair accessories and many other items, which would previously have been made from ivory, horn or other expensive animal products. It’s main disadvantage was that the material was/is fragile, as a result pieces made from Celluloid are highly collectible and increasingly rare. It has been made to imitate tortoiseshell which has been decorated with clear paste stones and tiny silver metal balls (now darkened with age). Measures 14.3x7.3cm. The comb is in great condition but I would point out that there are few of the small metal beads missing, these are not really noticeable.