• Image of Antique Silver Bristle Brush
  • Image of Antique Silver Bristle Brush
  • Image of Antique Silver Bristle Brush
  • Image of Antique Silver Bristle Brush
  • Image of Antique Silver Bristle Brush

Antique hair brush from England, produced during WWI.

The hair brush is 200 years-old. Sterling silver brush made from real animal bristle is a common tool among the nobles. It was used for hair smoothening and hair style creation.

Not until the 60s, washing hair daily is never a common habit of people. It has never been considered necessary. Inside the cosmetic box of the rich women, there was always a set of hair comb and brush. Hair brush of this style was designed for removing scalps and dirts in the hair. While combing the hair, natural grease of the hair will be spreadt out evenly along the hair, thus protecting the hair with a silky shine.

After time, the sterling silver surface has been oxidized. The silver hallmarks are therefore more visible. The unusual dents on the back are something unique. It maybe due to an alternative usage other than hair-brushing by the previous owner.

英國古舊純銀製髮梳,製於伯明罕市,一戰時期產物.

此古梳已有近二百年歷史.以真正動物毛髮製成的純銀髮梳為當時上流社會的常用之物,用以理順髮絲及塑造髮型.

其實直至六十年代以前,人們並不習慣每天洗頭,亦不曾認為有此必要,在婦女的化妝箱內常備有一套髮梳,而此古髮梳款式是其中一款,用途在於去除頭皮屑及塵埃,梳理時亦能把頭部自然分泌出來的油脂均勻分佈在長髮上,充分保護頭髮.

經長年使用,純銀表面已氧化為漂亮的金屬質感,純銀認證的小印記亦因而顯得更名顯和立體.其背部凹凸痕極不尋常,也許有人曾把它用作髮梳以外的用途.

- Antique from year 1918
- Hallmarks: Sterling silver, Birmingham, England
- 23cm long