Matt Burkholz has the best vintage bakelite plastics and designer couture costume jewelry anywhere!
About Route 66 West
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About UsSummer Hours 2014
By chance or appointment. Fall Hours will be posted soon.
Call our number or write us via email to check and make sure we are around. We were closed but have opened up for shoppers from near and far and can do so with just an hour or so notice.
CHECK OUT MY LISTINGS FOR A GREAT GROUP OF 11 CREAM AND BUTTERSCOTCH CARVED BAKELITE BANGLE BRACELETS!
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In the business more than 30 years, I've had shops and stores in New York City, near Hudson, NY and now in Palm Springs for the past 6 years. An exhibitor as well on the National Show Circuit since 1987, I am a lecturer at symposia focusing on 20th century jewelry History and have written 3 books.
Judith Hendler: Artistry in Acrylic(2012)
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The Bakelite Collection (1997)
Copper Art Jewelry: A Different Lustre (1992),
as well as many articles in Modernism magazine, CJCI International and have also been featured on television shows and educational films about jewelry and popular culture. I have coined the term -PLASTICA LUXURIA-AND LOVE TO USE IT as a description of what I do.--purvey opulent finessed plastics...bakelite, celluloid, lucite, acrylic, acetate--as well as sell examples of fine metal jewelry and designer couture vintage creations...currently featuring a collection of Christian Lacroix jewelry, Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier as well as super CHANEL vintage jewelry.
Love lucite handbags-vintage sunglasses-West German and Italian pottery-Italian glass-C. Jere wall sculpture-Chase chrome-Art Deco Noritake and lots more! Visit us here and at our shop or a show, and know that you're seeing the finest selection of its kind anywhere!
WE ALSO DO APPRAISALS.....FROM LARGE COLLECTIONS TO A HANDFUL OF ITEMS. PLEASE WRITE FOR MORE DETAILS.