A large vintage French bakelite cross necklace. A very uncommon piece of Art Deco jewelry this large medallion has two red, two yellow, and one blue round bakelite plaques connected to a gold gilt stamped metal center cross. This centerpiece is a monolithic cross medallion that is so unique having the marbled French bakelite accents in it. The round plaques have passed the semi-chrome and hot water tests as well as the 409 swab which confirms it is true bakelite. The chain is big and chunky and is made of large gold gilt brass links decorated with red rhinestones. The necklace measures 13 1/2" long and the cross medallion is 5 1/2" long by 3" wide. The clasp is a fold over style closure that holds very well and the necklace is in very good condition except for a little wear on the chain from age.