1930s Art Deco French Celluloid Vintage Floral Buckle


    This belt buckle dates from the 1930s and was made in France. It features collectible mirror glass. 

    Condition Report:

    Very Good - Elements of oxidisation to the metal findings on the reverse. This is consistent with age and use. 


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    The Details...

    This belt buckle is constructed from gold coloured celluloid with hand-painted golden accents. It is molded with a floral design. It measures 10cm x 6cm. It is stamped on the reverse 'MODELE DEPOSE' and features a makers label 'CREATION NP'. 

    To view a clip of this buckle, click here: Art Deco Celluloid Buckle

    A Short History...

    Celluloid was a highly popular material in jewellery manufacture during the 1920s and 1930s. Newly pioneered injection molding processes, meant that cellulose could be used to produce many identical pieces at the same time. This resulted in the cost per item of celluloid pieces being very low and the material could therefore cater for post-Depression and wartime demands for affordable jewellery. 

    Wear it With...

    This buckle would add an edge to contemporary tailoring.

    Product Details


    Data sheet

    Art Deco
    Cocktail and Evening

    The jewellery within the Gemma Redmond Vintage collection has survived to this day because it has been well cared for throughout its lifetime. It is important to continue to care for the jewellery that you buy from us to ensure its continued preservation. Here are some suggestions:

    - Be sure to store your jewellery within the boxes that we provide to ensure that it is protected. This is especially important when travelling with your pieces.

    - Try not to get perfume or hairspray on your items. These liquids can damage the materials that our jewellery is made from.

    - Try not to drop your jewellery or catch your jewellery against hard surfaces. If this happens over time, the findings and fixings can loosen and wear.

    - Try not to get your jewellery wet. Some costume jewellery manufacturers utilised water soluble glue in the making of their pieces. Getting your jewellery wet could cause rhinestones and other details to fall away over time.

    - If you wish to clean your jewellery, use a soft polishing cloth or a soft brush.