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Vintage Rare Hattie Carnegie Marbled Bakelite Pentagon Brooch: This amazing and rare vintage brooch from Hattie Carnegie features a pentagon shape set with large 15mm marbled bakelite beads in a warm cinnamon swirl color divided with stations of brushed gold tone bands in an antique gold tone finish. The center bakelite dome is flat topped with curved edges and has a wonderful polish. The piece is quite thick at a height of 1/2". The colors are warm swirls of butterscotch, cinnamon and sienna. The brooch is 2 1/2", and has a height of 1 1/8". Altogether an amazing design! The brooch is in excellent condition and signed Hattie Carnegie.
Artisan Laminated Tortoise Bakelite and Lucite Octagon Bracelet: This fabulous bakelite bangle is hand crafted from vintage translucent marbled tortoise bakelite in an octagon shape. Four of the corners have been laminated with clear lucite. You can see some crackling of the glue through the lucite, it is not crazed, just an effect as the glue dried. The laminated pieces are tight. There is some scratching on the inside of the bangle, of course not visible when worn. A fun and fabulous artisan piece and the perfect addition to your bangle stack! The bangle is 1/2" wid e and 1/2 high at the laminated sides. The diameter is 2 5/8". Unsigned artisan.
Art Deco Silver Overlay Germany Red Celluloid Needle Case: This lovely art deco needle case is from an era when even the most utilitarian items were so beautifully made! Crafted in lipstick red celluloid and bound with silver overlay on both the top and bottom, the top unscrews to hold sewing needles. There is a rough area that runs down the side of the top, scuffing in the celluloid, but it does not effect either the look or the use of the piece. The needle case measures 3 5/8" long by 3/4" wide and is stamped Germany on the top. A lovely piece of sewing history from days gone by!
Vintage Marbled Green and Butterscotch Carved Bakelite Asian Man Brooch: This fabulous and hard to find Asian/Oriental man bakelite brooch from Catalin Corp features a rich deep green color marbled with luscious butterscotch. The brooch is quite detailed and beautifully carved. The Oriental gentleman wear a hat, has a drooping mustache and a long braid with his hands folded in his sleeves. An inscrutable piece! The bakelite even has hints of the original blue in the sunlight. This piece is in wonderful condition. The brooch measures 2 3/8 by 1 1/4".
Vintage Large Tomato Red Bakelite Pierced Earrings with Gold Chain: These super fun tomato red bakelite earrings feature a gold curb chain running down a channel in the center of the earrings. The thickness tapers from the center to the edge. The earrings are for pierced ears. Although reflection from my lights makes it look like there is wear to the chain, there is none. The chain is bright and looks like new! They are in wonderful condition and measure 1 1/2" across. The chain is 1/4" wide.
Vintage Carved Apple Juice Shimmering Stardust Bakelite Bracelet: I am so pleased to offer for your consideration this stunning and hard to find carved apple juice startdust bakelite bracelet. The bracelet has a domed profile and is 1/2" wide. It is deeply carved with leaves and vines that undulate their way around the bangle. Further gilding the lily is the shimmer of stardust, glowing a bright gold no matter how the bracelet turns, like the sparkle of meteorites and stars in the night sky. A rare find! The bracelet is 1/2" wide with a diameter of 2 5/8" and is in excellent condition.
Stunning Deeply Carved Butter Yellow Catalin Bakelite Cuff Bracelet: This deeply carved Catalin bakelite cuff bracelet is a mouthwatering shade of butter yellow. The carving goes diagonally across the bracelet in deep ridges with beautifully rounded sides and a domed profile. It is a hair over 1" wide and 1/2" thick at the top. The interior is oval, measuring 2 3/8 by 1 3/4" with an opening of 1 1/4". This bracelet will comfortably fit a medium wrist. It is in wonderful condition.
Vintage Art Deco Black Galalith Marcasite French Cicada Brooch: This stunning French art deco cicada figural brooch is hand carved from black galalith and and embellished with gold paint. The brooch is accented with sparkling marcasites set into the wings and the eyes. The cicada is in amazing condition with no signed of wear and measures 3 by 1 7/8". These pieces were French in origin but never signed. A true art deco treasure!
Vintage Black Bakelite Clamper Bracelet Black and Clear Rhinestones: This stunning vintage bakelite clamper shines in basic black with a chain of square rhinestones alternating clear and black set in a channel down the center of the bracelet. The bracelet is an oval clamper measuring 1 1/4" wide. The diameter measures 2 3/8 by 1 7/8, easily fitting a small to medium wrist. The silver tone hinge is tight and secure, the polish on the bracelet excellent. Any yellow in the clear rhinestones is reflection, all stones are bright!
Vintage Apple Juice Bakelite Reverse Intaglio Steeplechaser Dangle Brooch: This fabulous vintage bakelite brooch features a bar pin of glowing apple juice bakelite suspending a large disk of apple juice bakelite set with a reverse intaglio steeple chaser leaping a fence. The bar and disk are connected with braided leather. This brooch is in excellent condition with only a little crazing in the intaglio, hard to see with the naked eye but mentioned for accuracy. The brooch measures 2 1/4 by 1 3/8".
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