Auguste Bonaz 1920s Brown & Silver Celluloid Vintage Earrings

These celluloid earrings date from the 1920s. They are clip on and by the legendary French manufacturer Auguste Bonaz.

Condition Report:

Very Good - Some wear to the metal reverse and the plastic surface consistent with age and use. This is only visible upon very close inspection. 


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The Details...

These earrings feature silver tone metal clips and findings. They are detailed each with a brown celluloid cabochon etched with a floral design and hand painted in silver. Suspended from each cabochon is a faceted, silver painted celluloid bead and a brown celluloid 'fan' design, again hand detailed in silver paint. These earrings measure 7cm x 3.5cm. 

All of our clip earrings are provided with removable pads for additional comfort, should you require it. 

A Short History...

Auguste Bonaz was most renowned for his production of hair combs and hair accessories in celluloid and galalith from 1910 through to his death in 1922. His designs were incredilbly elaborate and lace-like bearing testimony to the flexibility and versitility of plastic use in accessory design. He also created jewellery - brooches, pendants and earrings, like these. Championing celluloid jewellery too. After his death, the company continued to produce designs evocative of their era in groundbreaking materials. 

Wear it With...

These earrings work with both formal and casual looks. It is easy to imagine them paired with a grey jersey dress and a leather jacket for a winter occasion.