.....chinese twisted knot......
I purchased this vintage coral colored carved Bakelite piece at an antique shop when I was in Shanghai, China several years ago. I was attracted to it because it is so intricately carved and looks so much like red coral but I am pretty sure it is Bakelite. When I bought it, there was a little gold plug in the top which I think is brass or gold washed metal of some sort and I took the piece to a well known Minneapolis jewelry designer and had her add the sterling silver asymmetrical decoration and bale to it so I could wear it as a necklace. It's quite unusual and definitely will garner attention to the wearer.
Hallmark: Sterling (on the decoration/bale), Bakelite piece is unmarked
Size: 2 1/4" x 15/16" (this includes all the way to the top of the bale); Grams: 14
Condition: Very good vintage - silver needs a little polishing - there is a flaw in the Bakelite (as shown in the photo), but it can be worn towards the body and never will be seen
22 other shoppers have this item in their Cart or Wish List
Bringing you the unique and the beautiful from all over the world!
Be sure to check out my sale items!