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French Art Deco Modernist Chrome Amber Bakelite Necklace

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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Costume: Bakelite: Pre 1940: Item # 1288547
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Chic vintage French Art Deco modernist necklace with oblong Bakelite beads capped in chrome plated hemispheres, alternating with matching chrome beads and stacks of the chrome hemispheres, with French screw barrel clasp. Possibly as early as 1930s, although I have owned a 1980s Yves Saint Laurent necklace with the same stacked hemisphere design. The Bakelite beads all test positive with Simichrome, and are translucent, some with marbling. Professionally restrung on silk thread for security. 26 inches wearable length and 3/8 inch wide. Excellent condition with a couple of spots of darkening on the chrome, not noticeable when worn. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.