Large, vintage, Art Deco Era, genuine cherry amber bakelite bead necklace. This great necklace is 28" long, the beads graduate from 13mm to 33mm long. Weight is substantial 89.6 grams. Color is absolutely beautiful.
Vintage large 1940's carved jade-green bakelite pin, rectangular in shape with deeply carved organic lines. Pin measures 3 1/2" L x 15/16" H and is in excellent condition complete with all original findings. Slight translucency when held to the light. A fab bakelite pin!
What a treasure! I have never seen this pin before, and I believe it to be quite rare. It depicts Josephine Baker dancing her famous Banana Dance. The brooch is huge - 5 3/4" x 3". It is made of French Galalith and is all handcarved and painted. It dates back to the 1930s. Josephine is wearing gold jewelry, a necklace, bracelets on both arms and her ankle. The brooch is in fine condition considering the age. Painted details are intact, and the carving is intricate and impressive...
Beautiful set of three end of day bakelite bracelets, circa 1950's. These are quite small and perfect for a child or a small wrist. A wonderful combination of greens and yellows swirl around in a marbelized pattern. Bracelet measures 2 1/8" in diameter and 3/8" W. Excellent vintage condition. A matched set of three vintage bakelite bangles!
I'm not sure where the terminology came from to call these old necklaces cherry amber since there is no amber present - only bakelite. This one is typical of the necklaces one finds under cherry amber bakelite - a rich red faceted, graduated bead necklace, hand knotted. It is 27" long and has a simple spring ring closure. The largest bead in the center is 10 mm. and the one nearest te=he clasp is 2 mm. They have been simichrome tested and are in beautiful condition with no problems.
This is an unusual brooch and all I can figure out that it might represent is a cowboy and with his hat, and the dangling chaps. However, you may see something totally different. All I know is that the red pin and dangle are bakelite and the black is glass. It is 3" long by 2" wide, and it has an old "c" clasp. The brooch is in good condition, and it is not marked.
A rare mixed material Art Deco necklace made in the 1930s or 1940s.
46cm (18 inches) long
This is a small carved dress clip from the 1930s more than likely. It measures approximately 1" x 11/2". It has a molded pattern in front.The clip on the back is solid and tight. The piece is in good condition with no problems, or maker's marks.
This is a really nice old carved red bangle bracelet - 5/8ths on an inch wide and domed. It is in very good condition with a standard 2 1/2" interior diameter so it will fit most people, I think. It is carved all the way around.
This is a nice old green bakelite bangle marbeled with yellow. It is 3/4" wide and domed all the way around. It has a standard 2 1/2" inside diameter. The bracelet is in good condition with no problems and no marks.
Vintage necklace in seamless polished black plastic, Galalith or Lucite, 1970s or possibly earlier. Probably French; many Art Deco revival plastic pieces were
made in France in the 1970s and 1980s. Screw barrel clasp. 24 1/2 inches wearable length and the largest center bead is just over 5/8 inch wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
Early mod ring in black Lucite or hard plastic, with brilliant strass stones. 1960s, possibly French. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
I've had this big guy for a lot of years and have enjoyed wearing the pin. t never fails to bring complements. The fish is 3" from the end of his sword to the tip of his tail. The golden colr finssit up 1" atop the body. The bakelite is striated to look like fish
scales a there are two rows of clear rhinestones around his neck and the eye is red paint and a little i worn off. Other than that, he is in good shape and unmarked.
A fine rare carved bakelite brooch, c. 1930s. The pin has a turtle perched upon a leaf. It measures 3 1/2" by 1 7/8". Condition is very good with oxidation on the pin back from age.
This lovely vintage carved bakelite bracelet is hand carved from cream corn colored bakelite. It is 1 1/8" wide in front and has a 6 1/8" wide interior measurement. It has a wonderful deep carved, pierce cut design, and has a very tight hinge mechanism. It is in excellent condition.
In terms of cameo history, here's the "missing link" between the type we think of as 19th century (despite including very early 20th century examples that continued the neoclassical or Art Nouveau style) and those that are decidedly 20th century, featuring the thoroughly modern, short-haired flapper girls of the 1920s and their successors.
Cameos of course mirror our changing standards of beauty and this particular design perfectly illustrates the spirit of the transitional period bet...
A vintage French Art Deco carved jade green Bakelite and chrome pin c1920s-30s. This 2-1/4 x 1-1/8" unsigned pin has a safety clasp and it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, dents, bends, corrosion, losses, damage or repairs. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted; all items are vintage or antique and may have slight signs of gentle use. Tracked Packet shipping to the U.S...
This is a plain smooth bakelite bracelet 5/8" wide all the way around. The surface is mottled with a darker color and it is very attractive when worn with several colors of bakelike bangles. It is in good condition with no problems. I do not think it is from the Art Deco Period, but was probably made later perhaps in the 1950s.