We offer a vintage ca. 1940 French Galalith (French Bakelite) sea turtle fur clip with an engraved brass shell. The silver-tone clip mechanism is stamped 'Modele Depose Made in France'. Galalith is made from milk, or more specifically the casein in milk; the name comes from the Greek 'gala' (milk) and 'lithos' (stone).
Size: 1 5/8 inches by 1 3/8 inches
Condition: light plate wear on the brass shell, some spotting. No chips or cracks in the Galalith. Clip is tight.
The carved sea turtle is colored to look like tortoiseshell. The brass shell has hexagon shapes engraved into it. A beautiful piece of figural jewelry, it could be worn on a heavy coat or jacket as well as a fur coat.