Adornments for the hair have been around for eons. The use of sea shells, flowers, wood and jewels have accented the coif at times signifying social status, rank or even marital status. Fine hand-crafted combs and other ornaments reached its heyday during the late Victorian and early Edwardian eras.
Unmistakable elegance is the overall look for this exquisite hair comb with horn pins. The Edwardian years could not shed its dedication to the classical styles challenged by the Art Nouveau movement.
Jewelers of this time often responded to inspiration from the earlier baroque style of naturalistic design and the neoclassical impact of the later decades. Solid gold of 14k has been formed into ornate scrolling motifs and a Fleur-de-Lys in an open work pattern.
Perfection for a bride, a soignée accessory for stepping out or the basis for a collection for a dressing table.