Art Deco Heavily Carved Bakelite 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 Bakelite bracelet from the Art Deco (ca1920) era! This piece, which is made of apricot orange Bakelite, has 4 hand carved flowers and greenery on the front face of the bracelet and a smooth underside. The bracelet is heavily carved and fairly wide and each flower has a textured and 3-dimensional look. The "clamper" style bracelet has what looks to me to be the original hinge and clamps on the side. It's a fantastic bracelet and would make a gorgeous addition to any Bakelite collection!
Measurements: The wrist opening of the bracelet measures approximately 2 1/4" wide and 1 5/8" tall. The band graduates in width from 1 1/4" wide to 7/8" wide.
Condition: The overall condition of the bracelet is excellent. There is no apparent damage to the Bakelite and the clasp is secure and in good working condition.