Big red carved Bakelite bead necklaces don't come along often and when they do, take notice, because everyone else will be admiring them too.
These are great deeply carved Bakelite beads...the large ones are a full 1 1/2 inches long by 7/8 inch wide (40mm by 20mm). The medium beads are 1 1/4 by 3/4 inches and the smallest are 1 by 5/8 inches. These are solid, genuine, old, tested Bakelite.
The color is deep orange / almost red with lots of swirl and marbling. The beads are capped in gold-tone filigree at each end with gold-tone spacer beads in between.
The necklace measures 27 inches around and ends in a secure spring ring clasp (probably a replacement). Overall condition is excellent with no chips or cracks to the beads...just lots of nice deep carving. Circa 1940s.
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