Retro Cherry Red Bakelite "Woven" Carved Clamper Bracelet
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 Vintage Bakelite bracelet from the 1940s era! This bold and wide bangle has a "clamper" style design with a hinge and opening on each side, making it easy to slip on and off securely. Crafted in vibrant, cherry red Bakelite, the bracelet displays a heavily carved design along the front which features a triple loop woven motif. The back of the piece has a smooth surface with a polished finish, perfectly completing the bold look. It's a fantastic and fun Vintage bracelet and would make a perfect addition to any collection!
Measurements: The opening of the bracelet, where your wrist would rest, measures approximately 2 1/4" wide and 1 5/8" tall. The surface of the bracelet measures 1 1/8" at the widest point and is approximately 1/2" at the thickest point.
Condition: The overall condition of the bracelet is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the Bakelite except for a few minor surface scratches; none of which are not noticeable when worn. The hinge displays some wear, however, it is in excellent working condition, functioning with a tight spring and clamping fully shut.