The item you are looking at is a vintage lucite and bakelite cameo brooch/pendant. It is excellent condition, and measures approx.
3 in length, and approx. The lucite has a wonderful carved feature to it, making it very different from similar lucite cameos.
Bakelite is a castable, fire resistant plastic that was invented by Leo Baekeland in 1909. It was originally used for industrial purposes, until jewelry makers found that its light weight made Bakelite a perfect choice for designing and manufacturing inexpensive bracelets, rings, pins and other jewelry. Bakelite jewelry became especially popular in the 1930's and 1940's, after a wider assortment of colors was introduced. The new batch of Bakelite colors captured the imagination of more and more jewelry companies. Coco Chanel was one famous designer who offered Bakelite jewelry and accessories.Vintage lucite and bakelite cameo pendant/brooch. 3 in legth by approx. Due to the nature of the items we sell, all of our products must be specially packed and mailed to avoid damage. If an item arrives damaged, please alert us BEFORE returning it, leaving feedback, or opening a case with. Antiques Of The World Plus sources unique antiques from around the world to bring them to you. We carry items from the last three centuries and are always adding more great finds to our collection. We have been in the antiques business for over thirty years, and are now expanding into the online marketplace. We are known for our high quality items and our excellent customer service. We value your business and look forward to finding that one special item for you.
The item "LARGE VINTAGE CARVED LUCITE BLACK BAKELITE CAMEO PIN" is in sale since Sunday, October 20, 2013. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Bakelite, Vintage Plastics\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "antiquesoftheworld1" and is located in Teaneck, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.