Antique Victorian Spanish Faux Tortoiseshell Mantilla Hair Comb Peineta 1860-90 For Sale

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A Very Large Antique Victorian Spanish Faux Tortoiseshell (Genuine Schildpatt) Mantilla (Peineta) Hair Comb dated to between 1860-1890


This lovely large mantilla hair comb is made of carved/cut genuine Schildpatt ("faux tortoiseshell"). The top of the comb is crown shaped. The colour is very beautiful. The last photos show how it was/ought to be worn (The shawl is not for sale). The custom of wearing mantilla combs was very much supported by the Empress Eugenie.
The comb measures 8.5" (21.5 cm) high and just under 5" (13 cm) wide.
The comb is in excellent condition - no chips, no cracks (see photos).


Packaging and postage WITH INSURANCE, TRACKING AND REGISTRATION to the UK via Airmail will cost £7.00, within Europe via Airmail £7.40 (8,60 Euro), overseas via Airmail £7.50 (ca. US$11.50).
I will gladly combine items for shipping (but I require payment before items can be held back for combined shipping). I always refund excess shipping costs.


I accept PayPal and International bank transfer, but preferably in Euro. Please await my invoice before making a payment.

Terms & Conditions

Payment is to be made within 3 days of the sale. All sales are final! I will not issue refunds or accept returns because a buyer claims not to have read/understood the description! I go to great lengths to describe my items in as much detail as possible/necessary to give the buyer an idea of the condition. It is the buyers responsibility to read the description, view the images and ask questions BEFORE the sale ends! Speaking a foreign language is not accepted as an excuse! I speak several European languages, so please feel free to ask questions in your language.
Please remember that your offer is a contract. will be notified about non-paying buyers and they will be blocked from offerding on any of my future items.
Please note that all items above £20 will be sent via Registered Mail. Returns are only accepted in cases where the item was found to be grossly misrepresented. Items must be returned within 3 days of receipt. Please, do not hesitate to email me with any questions or for more photos.


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Antique Victorian Spanish Faux Tortoiseshell Mantilla Hair Comb Peineta 1860-90

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