Retro WWII Tank Track Sash Buckle, Bracelet or Choker
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Directory: Archives: Estate Jewelry: Costume: Bakelite: Pre 1940: Item # 382067
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A red bracelet in this 1940s "tank track" form sold elsewhere online for more than $400, so treasures of this stype are rare - and what a versatile accessory this will be for you! First off, it's capable of turning any sash into a belt to die for. You could also wear it as a choker necklace or bracelet, tied on with ribbon as is so trendy now.
A whopping 5 1/2 inches long, this jewel is composed of 10 red and 4 ivory white segments in a basketweave pattern, hinged together with military precision. It was designed as a patriotic look during World War II and has the same impact today.
The condition of the plastic is lovely, with all bits present and working smoothly. I'm not sure about the material; it doesn't test as Bakelite, but might be the French version (Galalith), which is the same but doesn't test. On the other hand, it seems just a little too weighty for Bakelite. The metal slides show age-appropriate surface wear, but are perfectly sturdy. Width is about 1 1/8" and provenance is a Florida estate.
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