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1920s Celluloid Charm Bracelet

Description

DATE: Art Deco, c.1920

This fun vintage bracelet comprises 8 chrome panels, each set with a painted plastic charm. The plastic use here is celluloid, considered the first thermoplastic it was invented in 1856 as parkesine before taking on the name celluloid in 1870. Its first main use was as an ivory replacement, but it is best known as the substance used to make film reels up until the 1950s.

The bracelet features a number of popular good luck and sentimental motifs, including: a four-leaf clover, a heart, an SOS life saver, a ladybird, a sailor, a scotty dog, a sailboat, and a hibiscus flower.

MEASUREMENTS

Wearable length: 7 inches - Individual panels: 2.0 x 2.0cm

WEIGHT

17.0g

MARKS

No marks present

CONDITION

Very good, some light wear commensurate with age and use

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