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Vintage Carved Catalin Phenolic Lucite Buckle - Exceptional Large Art Deco Jade Green Plastic / Bakelite Buckle

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An exceptional large carved buckle with an art deco flower design dating to the 1930s / 40s. This has come from an individual collection of similar pieces and the original owner This has come from a collection of early plastic / bakelite pieces. The original owner described this as American bakelite and by a New York maker, referencing the Davidov & Dawes book (see last two photos). . However, this only tests very faintly as bakelite when tested with simichrome polish. I therefore wonder whether it might be catalin phenolic?

This is a very large buckle / belt centrepiece that measures 4 & 1/4 inches (10.9 cm) across x 2 & 3/8ths inches (6.1 cm) in height.

This is in very good vintage condition with no damage.

I have listed a wide range of other buttons and buckles and I will happily combine postage with all additional items being post free - just one postage charge paid.

All my items are vintage and inevitably have signs of age related wear which I try to describe honestly and openly.

I am based in London, England and have been selling vintage jewellery and collectables online for over 15 years. I have a passion for vintage items - especially buttons and rare glass beads - constantly seeking out the unusual and interesting.

Please check dimensions written in the listing as items viewed on a screen frequently appear larger than they are in real life.