Thursday, January 29, 2009

New Arrival! Natural Horn Doublet

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Natural Horn Beauties - Hair Accessory, Doublet

Exquisitely understated and casual sophistication are apt phrases to describe these lovely vintage horn buttons. Made by a true craft artisan in the mid to late 1800's, the attention to detail is unsurpassed.

Measuring one inch in diameter, the buttons are created by joining two separate pieces. The base is a buff colored disk, with the center carved away to accept them second piece. Next a dome shaped piece of darker, mottled brown horn is seated perfectly within that framework. It is held in place with a screw, which is shown in one of the adjunct photos. Do take a look!


The mark of artistry is evident when one considers not only the perfection in fitting the pieces and the joinery., but also for the selection in material. The maker carefully chose specific sections from a full horn in order to find the spot with a natural highlighted are cor the center of the dome.


If the Craftsman era is one you appreciate, you will be thrilled with this hair adornment. The subtle, simple, sophistication is evident.
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