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I will borrow a description of celluloid from a wonderful site called "Oh, for the Love of Vintage!":
"Created in 1869 by John Wesley Hyatt, Celluloid was one of the first plastics ever made. Celluloid is a semi-synthetic thermoplastic made from nitrocellulose and camphor. The earliest form of Celluloid was highly flammable, so in 1927 the nitrocellulose and camphor were removed and replaced by vinegar (making it less flammable)."
This molded, intricately detailed accessory is a wonderful example of the jewelry produced in the Orient employing this form of plastic. As it is stamped merely "Japan" inside, this would indicate that it dates back to the 1930s. From 1945 on, items were stamped "Occupied Japan."
Measuring 1 1/2" at its centerpiece, bracelet has an inside opening of 2 1/2". As was almost invariably the case with such items, at the very back of the bracelet it's a wee bit uneven where the two sides were forged at the time of manufacture. Still beautiful and in excellent vintage condition.