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 and funky Bakelite flower pendant and chain from the 1940's! The piece, which is very large in size, is hand carved and portrays a single black flower. At the top of the flower is a single ring which hangs from a very long black celluloid link chain. The flower has a striking look with heavily carved details. It's a stunning piece and would make a lovely addition to any Bakelite collection!
Measurements: The flower pendant hangs approximately 3 1/4" long, is 2 1/8" wide and 3/8" thick. The chain is approximately 27" long.
Condition: The overall condition of the pendant and the chain is excellent. There is no apparent damage to the Bakelite flower pendant or to the celluloid chain.