|Late Victorian/Turn of the century. Rhinestones galore...the golden border has obviously been re-painted||by a non-skilled painter some day. Sadly.|
I have been looking for contemporary stuff to help my hair stay put - but as well fell in love with the vintage and antique combs, needles and things to help adorn a coiffure and the wearer's outfit.
|Biedermeier ( ca 1820 - 1840) Hair Pin, Tortoise with Sterling Silver top, delicately engraved. I love it !|
Unfortunately really good antique hair jewellery is as expensive as any good antique jewellery - so I am sort of "hunting" different sources and markets to find a "deal"....even if this means, the piece is less then perfect.
|Belle Epoque Hair Needle/Pin with red Stones. No idea yet if they are glass or real Garnets.||Quite some are missing, and they had been set over a silver foil, as can still be seen to add sparkle and brightness.|
|One of the forks is broken. Sniff. I already got it that way.|
|The small crown-shaped jewellery part is hinged so it is visible regardless in which angle you put it into the hair-do|
|Edwardian Stick Pin|
|Beautiful assymmetric shape with scrolls and blue rhinestones|
|Black opaque forks, but semi-transparent green incrusted top. Sort of oriental looking|
|Victorian ? faux tortoise with metal applications, rhinestones and faux turquoises.|
|Quite some "Pre-Raphaelite" Looks.. reminds me of Waterhouse paintings etc...|
|Beautiful and LARGE Art Nouveau hair comb with Irises painted in three different gold colors.|
|Detailed engraved and painted.|
|My new Love : Biedermeier ( about 1850 - 1870 I assume) hinged Hairpin with Turquoises, Seed Pearls set into red-gilt Silver. Lovely lovely !|
|Little crown can stand up like a ....little crown. Very cute !|
|Only the scrolled parts of the crown are gilt in a reddish color. The rest is silver. No stamps|
|The entire back side is red-gilt.|
|One more detail...|
|Wonderful scrollwork in Sterling. Bent, and sort of squished. This piece will see my jeweller some day I have spare money for repairs...|
|No idea about the age of this one. Old.|
Places to go if you are "into" old hair stuff - but keep a bib handy, as it is all drool-worthy !