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Art Nouveau imitation tortoiseshell hair clasp

Description:

Imitation toirtoiseshell hair clasp with wavy, Art Nouveau design. The tortoiseshell was mimicked by using celluloid, a plastic created in the mid-1800s. The material was first widely used as a replacement for ivory and other animal products, before becoming more widely used in movie and film industries as film stock.

Dimensions:
88mm
Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
RI_DC_0005738
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council