Antique Art Deco Fx Butterscotch Amber Celluloid Phenol Bead Vintage Necklace
Welcome to Jewel Box :. Phenol was the earliest plastic and was discovered in the 1800s. It was the basis for bakelite. This gorgeous example is a lovely creamy yellow amber colour (not lemony as my camera is seeing it). The beads graduate from 22 mm. The necklace has no clasp but is app 29 inches long. A lovely weight at app 56.6g. It is on its original double string and there is a stretch of app 12 mm at the very back if i push the beads apart. As it is at the back it does not show much when the necklace is worn and the string is strong but it would be prudent to restring this at some point. Pearl sellers advise a restring every two to three years so this has done well. The smaller beads at the rear of the necklace have acquired that matt feel and a darker tone as a result of contact with skin oils. However, this is sometimes the case with the entire necklace so this is pretty good. The larger beads are the best i have ever had with a lovely sheen and texture. Wonderful and looking as if it has stepped of the set of Downton. Most pieces are listed elsewhere so first come first served. Any boxes, mannequins or fabrics are for display only. Everything is photographed in natural light with a flash. We do not enhance colours but there could be difference between browsers etc. A bit about me : i worked for many years in the Antiques Trade specialising first in antique clothing and Textiles and then i specialised in Art Deco and Art Nouveau, generally glass and sculpture and metal ware. I appeared on TV a few times as an Expert, served on Vetting Committees and so on. I try to follow the Reiki precepts one of which is’To earn an honest living’. Thank you for visiting Jewel Box. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “ANTIQUE ART DECO FX BUTTERSCOTCH AMBER CELLULOID PHENOL BEAD VINTAGE NECKLACE” is in sale since Monday, May 31, 2021. This item is in the category “Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Costume Jewellery\Art Deco (1915-1935)”. The seller is “jewel*box” and is located in Caernarfon. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Style/ Period: Victorian to Art Deco
- Modified Item: No
- Theme: Downton Gatsby Twenties Necklace Special Gift
- Type: Necklace
- Beads/ Stones: Early plastic
- Main Colour: Creamy yellow amber