Bakelite Jewelry: The Art of the Carver

Bakelite Jewelry: The Art of the Carver


By (author) Lyn Tortoriello, By (author) Deborah Lyons

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  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 187 pages
  • Dimensions: 226mm x 282mm x 23mm | 1,293g
  • Publication date: 28 May 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Atglen
  • ISBN 10: 0764329146
  • ISBN 13: 9780764329142
  • Illustrations note: 300 color photos
  • Sales rank: 1,197,617

Product description

Vintage carved Bakelite jewelry, from the great style era of the 1930s and 1940s, remains a highly sought-after category of collectible interest worldwide. From ever-popular bangles and hinged bracelets, to pins, dress clips, buckles, pendants, and earrings, these little works of art are endlessly satisfying. The great carved pieces are hard to find, valuable, and much coveted. An eye-popping array of over 1,000 vintage jewelry items in carved Bakelite is explored. Organized to highlight their many patterns and brilliant colors, these little gems of fashion are displayed in over 300 detailed color photographs. This jewel box of a book honors the art and painstaking craft of carving Bakelite into fun and interesting personal adornments. Admire it, collect it, and enjoy it!

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