Bakelite is a resin material that was produced in the early 1900's and was the first plastic substance made of synthetic components. Initially used for its electrically non-conductive and heat resistant properties in radio and telephone castings, the material was also used in other products such as kids' toys, kitchenware and jewelry. Typically made of bright, beautiful colors, Bakelite has become very collectible over recent years and is appreciated amongst many.
A fabulous pair of carved end-of-day Bakelite earrings from the late Art Deco (ca1930) era! These unique and artistic earrings are rectangular in shape and the end-of-day combination of colors gives the earrings a marbled appearance, with multicolored hues of earthy brown, green, yellow, orange and tan. The carved design features a perforated borders and a cutout pattern in the center that appears to resemble an Asian character. Each earring hangs from sterling wire that attaches to a swirled Bakelite ball topper. Very fun and funky, these bold earrings would make a wonderful addition to any Bakelite collection!
Measurements: The earrings hang 2 7/8" long, are 3/4" wide and 1/4" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the earrings is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the Bakelite and the wires are secure and in good working condition.