Fantastic original triple laminated Ivory and black art deco bangle bracelet.
This is a fine example of the late 30s Catalan Bakelite jewelry that was being produced in New York City.
Bakelite is the first commercially successful artificial plastic in the world. Created in 1914 by Henry Baekeland, in New York City, the Plastic, Bakelite, quickly became successful in manufacturing and industrial uses because of its ability to not transfer heat.
The Catalan Corporation introduced multiple colors with swirls of Bakelite in the late 20s and started producing all kinds of products by the early 30s including the bulk Bakelite used to produce the jewelry that we know today.
This bangle is probably from the mid to late 1930s to go along with the white and black trend in jewelry matching the white and black Scottie dogs popular because of Franklin Roosevelt's dog Falla.
This piece is also unusual because it has some slight separation in one of the seams between laminated parts, on the outside of the bangle, (pictures), that was apparently filled in originally at the factory. This is an extremely rare piece to have survived out of the factory. Normally pieces like this were destroyed at the factory.
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Original, triple laminated Ivory and Black, Catalin-Bakelite Bangle Bracelet.
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