You’ll be the life of the party with this bright yellow marbled bakelite bangle from the roaring 1920s. These were a favorite of the flapper girls, who would wear them in large stacks on both arms. The signature molting gives the bracelet a little design, making this a great antique piece to add to your collection!
Bakelite is an early, fire-proof plastic invented by Leo Bakeland in 1909. The ease of molding bakelite initially was used for industrial purposes but soon expanded into housewares, jewelry, and other decorative art. The affordability of bakelite jewelry became a favorite of the flapper generation, and its popularity only waned because of the onset of WWII.
The bangle is in very good antique condition with minimal signs of wear. The surface of the plastic has fine lines and marks, nothing noticeable or obvious. There are no chips, cracks, or marks on the bracelet. Bakelite was tested.
The bracelet measures 8″ long and 1/2″ wide and weighs 27.45 grams.
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