Art Nouveau hair comb, made of ivory coloured celluloid. Simple and sculptural design, made around 1920 or earlier. Height "5 ½ / 13.5 cm. Condition: fine. Price: $70, including worldwide SH
tibetan amber its can use in cap
Fabulous vintage French black lucite necklace in pristine condition. This is definitely a statement piece with the largest cat disk measuring 3" x 2 1/8" and the smaller disks measuring 2" x 1 1/2". Necklace measures 27".
An Art Deco bakelite and celluloid snake upper arm bracelet circa 1920s. This genuine period survivor measures 3" x 2-7/8" across the interior and the snake's heads are 5/16" across and both have cobalt blue glass rhinestone eyes. The body is black celluloid with an applied clear yellow layer over a bed of embedded sparkly metallic confetti...
This amazing bakelite bracelet is one of the nicest examples I've had in a long time. The apple juice bangle employs several techniques including reverse carving, pierce cutting, and reverse painting. It is 1 1/4" wide and has a 2 1/2" diameter opening. The translucent material has open sections with three repeated reverse carved floral panels with painted details. The bracelet is in excellent condition with no cracks or chips. This really is one of the finest bangles I've had in 20 years!
One of several exciting Art Deco buckles we acquired from a Florida estate, this beauty offers gorgeous details and versatile coloration along with great condition. Measuring 2 inches by almost 3, it's of thermoplastic (probably Bakelite) formed in high-relief for the look of crocodile leather. Also notice the elegantly shaped "prong" that dangles at the center and resembles aged ivory.
This is a one-part buckle that you can stitch to a belt or sash (up to 1 1/4" wide)...
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...
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 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.
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.
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 beautifully detaied elephant brooch, approximately 2" x 2". The metal is sort of aantiqued or dark gold color, and there is a hoodah and driver along with a rider in the hoodah. It is decorated with turquoise colored cabochons, as well as one sapphire blue one in the middle, and faceted
lighter blue sparkling rhinestones. The brooch is in excellent condition,with no problems and it is marked which you can see in the picture of the back.
This bakelite heart pin with 12 cherries is definitely bakelite. The heart is 2 1/4" x 2 1/16" with the 12 cherries. The only thing not original to this pin is the wire. Everything else is excellent.
This is a gorgeous old applejuice bakelite bracelet. The three translucent dark orange pieces are all back carved, and as you can see in the pictures the middle piece is really lovely. Has a kind of flower design in it. The two end pieces have smaller carvings and the three pieces are joined by 3 celluloid chains in a lighter yellow color. There is a simple spring ring closure. The bracelet is 1 1/2" wide. It is short, though, only 6 1/2" long so it will not fit a large wrist...