STUNNING RARE RETRO VINTAGE FALL YELLOW CHERRIES CARVED BAKELITE BROOCH PIN SEMICHROME TESTED POSITIVE. This is a very special bakelite brooch/pin. It has a 3 big yellow carved cherries dangling from a carved cherry leaf.. Bakelite jewelry dates from the 1930's to 1950's. Many are f eatured in vintage jewelry and Bakelite collector books such as " Collecting Art Plastic Jewelry".
The quality of manufacturing is evident in these pieces. Unlike many celluloid items there is no indication of the Bakelite breaking down.
The bracelet has tested positive for Bakelite with semi-chrome. FABULOUS PIECE AT AN UNHEARD OF PRICE!! The brooch is 3 X 1 1/2 inches. THERE COULD BE LIGHT SURFACE SCRATCHES. THE CHERRY STEMS LOOK A BIT FRAYED HOWEVER THEY SEEM STRONG.Look closely at the photos provided, they are part of the description and describe it better than I ever could. THIS WOULD BE A GREAT ADDITION TO ANY. Bakelite was an early plastic resin, developed by Leo Baekeland in 1907. Originally used for industrial purposes thanks to its ability to withstand heat, molded Bakelite and its cast cousin, Catalin, made the jump to costume jewelry. And had their heyday in the 1930s. Costume-jewelry manufacturers were attracted to Bakelite for numerous reasons. First, it was hard enough to cut and polish, which made it a terrific choice for everything from brooches. Techniques ranged from scratching the surface lightly in repeated or decorative patterns to outright carving. Some carved pieces have deep valleys and furrows; others sport patterns that suggest the outside of a pineapple or the facets of a jewel. Equally appealing was Bakelites range of colors, which were given names like Creamed Corn, Butterscotch, Egg Yolk, and Salmon. Some types of Bakelite were marbledMississippi Mud, Creamed Spinach, and Chocolate Sundae capture the character of these mixed hues beautifully. Less common was translucent Bakelite in Root Beer, Lime Jell-O, and Cherry Juice.
VINTAGE COSTUME JEWELRY HAS BEEN ONE OF. REAL GROWTH AREAS IN COLLECTING. In fact many times you will find far more interesting designs in costume jewelry than you do with the precious equivalent, designs such as these. This is particularly true of many of the high-end pieces made from the late 1920s to the mid-1950s.After the Great Depression in the late 20s and early 30s, due to slow sales, many of the real talented designers and artists who had been working in the precious jewelry industry moved into costume jewelry, taking their considerable skills with them. This was during a time when trend-setting clothes designers such as Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli and Hattie Carnegie were promoting the idea, for the first time, that it was cool to wear jewelry made from non-precious materials. THIS STUNNING VINTAGE ORIGINAL BAKELITE NECKLACE IS PART OF MY PERSONAL COLLECTION. THIS PIECE BELONGS IN YOUR COLLECTION. These pieces have been in my private collection for over 20 years. Don't miss out on your chance to own them. I assure you, you will not be disappointed in this piece or the service and TLC I give my items and my customers. I guarantee my items to be as described. Please look at my other auctions to see more jewelry, perfume bottles and Haviland French Limoges china. As with all items of antiques and china, there may be slight factory imperfections but nothing that detracts from the beauty or value of my items unless indicated in the description. It is against the law to mark items as gifts. And International government regulations prohibit such behavior. We will NOT mark items as gifts. The item "RARE RETRO VINTAGE CARVED YELLOW CHERRY BAKELITE BROOCH PIN TESTED POSITIVE" is in sale since Thursday, January 04, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Bakelite, Vintage Plastics\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "panzy" and is located in Las Vegas, Nevada. This item can be shipped worldwide.