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Vintage Apple Juice Bakelite Brooch & Essex Crystal Reverse Painted Horse Heads: This amazing vintage brooch features a large oval of glowing apple juice bakelite set with an Essex crystal reverse painted horse head on either end. The horse heads are peg set into the bakelite. The crystal domes are clear and free of any scratches, the painting is in excellent condition. There are a few tiny fleabites on the bottom edge of the bakelite brooch, not noticeable from the front, but mentioned for accuracy. The brooch measures 2 1/4 by 1 1/4". Unique and fabulous, a must for any horse lover or bakelite collector!
Vintage Marbled Ice Tea Bakelite Clamper Bracelet: This vintage bakelite clamper bracelet features shades of transparent golden amber swirled with deep brown, the colors are rich and mellow. The clamper hinge is very tight with plenty of snap, and the ends meet at the center with no gap. The bracelet is 3/4" wide and 1/4" thick at the top. The oval shape has interior measurements of 2 3/8 by 1 3/4", a clamper for a smaller wrist. The condition of this piece is excellent!
Vintage Cherry Red Faceted Bakelite Bangle Bracelet: This luscious piece of eye candy bakelite features a rich, translucent cherry red that simply glows with color when the light hits it! The bracelet is faceted in a diamond pattern, and is 1/2" wide with no chips or damage. The interior diameter is 2 1/2". This bakelite bangle has been hot water tested, but does not simichrome test, as many blacks and reds don't. A fabulous bangle, and perfect addition to your black and red stack!
Vintage Bakelite Figural Lumberjack Shaving Brooch: This adorable vintage figural brooch features a lumberjack shaving his beard while sitting on a bakelite log. The figural is detailed and dimensional. His hat is a coon skin cap, his jacket enameled in a red and black buffalo check. He is shaving his beard with a straight razor! The log is over dyed bakelite. The brooch measures just a hair under 2" long by 1 3/4" wide. Please note you will often see these brooches listed as Charles F Worth, a French couture design house. There is absolutely no proof anywhere these quirky brooches are associated with the house of Charles F. Worth, who dressed nobility, including the Empress Eugenie. Unfortunately, they were put in a book as such, and this myth has been continued. They remain maker unknown.
Art Deco Black Bakelite Rhinestone Thick Slice Bangle Bracelet: This art deco black bakelite bangle features a thick slice profile in a matt finish accented with four curved rows of sparkling prong set rhinestones. The matt finish adds depth and elegance to an already lovely bangle. The bracelet has a 2 1/2" in diameter opening, is 1/2" wide and has a depth of 1/2". The flat slice profile makes this a perfect bangle to layer with your other bakelite beauties! The rhinestones are bright and sparkling and securely set in the channel.
Vintage Bakelite Marbled Blue Moon Bangle Bracelet: This stunning vintage marbled blue moon bakelite bangle features a deep, rich blue/green heavily marbled with pale lemon and cream. The marbling is simply lovely! The thin walled bangle is in excellent condition with a high polish. The bangle is 7/8" wide with a low dome profile and a 2 1/2" interior. Enjoy!
1940's Bakelite Era Carved Galalith Graduated Bead Necklace: This lovely vintage galalith necklace is hand carved and composed of graduated coral colored beads. The largest bead measures 17mm and graduates down to 7mm. Each carved bead is separated by a small, round matching coral colored bead. The screw clasp works perfectly. The necklace is in excellent condition and measures 17 1/2". A great example of bakelite era plastics!
Vintage Chunky Carved Butterscotch Bakelite & Celluloid Cameo Brooch: This chunky 1930's butterscotch bakelite brooch features an elegant molded celluloid cameo tinted with hints of palest pink. The cameo has a raised profile, the lovely lady is adorned with roses in her hair and on the collar of her dress. The bakelite brooch is quite thick, 1/2" at the highest point, and the angled edges have a carved texture. The back of the brooch has also been carved out. The brooch is in excellent condition.
Vintage Bakelite Bangle Bracelet Marbled Caramel & Chocolate: This mouthwatering heavily marbled vintage bakelite bangle bracelet reminds me of an ice cream sundae dripping with caramel and chocolate sauce! The colors are warm and wonderful, and perfect for fall! The large dark chocolate "ink spot" is outlined with hints of glowing paprika. The marbling is a mixture of rich caramel, dark and milk chocolate, and the touch of paprika makes this bangle pop! It measures 1 1/4" wide and has a wonderful polish and heft. Tests positive with both Simichrome and hot water.
Vintage Art Deco Faceted "Cherry Amber" Bakelite Bead Necklace: This gorgeous vintage art deco necklace is composed of 34" of faceted "cherry amber" bakelite beads, the largest center bead measures 1 by 3/4". The necklace is hand knotted between each bead with a thumbless spring ring clasp. The necklace has a dark, almost black patina, and glows deep cherry red in the light. The term "cherry amber" was used in a book, and has been picked up due to rampant internet use. Please note that there is nothing of true amber in this necklace, it is vintage bakelite. It has been both hot water and simichrome tested, and of course passes both tests. The necklace beads are in wonderful condition, the knotted silk has a few small frays and a tiny bit of stretching, but is secure. The clasp works fine, but you do have to push it back closed, it does not spring. At 34", this is long enough to easily put on over your head. I have worn this several times and the clasp stays closed. These necklaces are becoming harder to find, and would be a wonderful addition to any bakelite collector or bead lover!
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