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Retro Vintage Celluloid Necklace with Pink Seashells

Retro Vintage Celluloid Necklace with Pink Seashells

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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Costume: Bakelite: Pre 1950: Item # 509150
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This ultra-feminine piece of paradise places natural shells, artfully colored to let their iridescence glow through, on a transparent celluloid chain, so they'll seem suspended around your neck by magic. Imagine how beautiful it will be with this season's "goddess" and "baby doll" dresses!

From the 1930s or early 1940s, the necklace is obviously hand-crafted and as pretty from the back as from the front. Each shell is protected by small discs of matching shell, both fore and aft. Condition is superb. The shells with slightly irregular edges were that way originally, since the rich pink color is present. I can't find a flaw anywhere, apart from slight wear at points where wire wraps the celluloid. Length of the chain is 16 inches, shells are slightly graduated in height from about 3/4 of an inch to an inch and provenance is a Gulf Coast estate.

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