1940s Floral Carved Butterscotch Bakelite Vintage Hinged Bangle

Featuring beautifully carved floral motifs, this Bakelite bangle dates from the 1940s.

Condition Report:

Very Good - Some darkening to the metal findings on this bangle, consistent with age and use. This is only visible upon very close inspection. 


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The Details...

This bangle is constructed from butterscotch Bakelite. It features a linear design detailed with two carved Bakelite flowers. The bangle is hinged so that it can be opened and closed. The internal diameter of the bangle is 6cm. 

A Short History...

This bangle is made from the thermoset plastic Bakelite used popularly in jewellery manufacture from the 1910s through to the 1940s. It has been proven to be Bakelite through testing. It is evocative of the wartime era, when manufacture of luxury items, such as jewellery, could only really be achieved through the use of cheap, man-made materials.

Wear it With...

Stack this bangle with others of similar shades to add interest to a cream silk shirt and jeans. 

  • Colour Yellow
  • Era 1940s
  • Occasion Everyday, Holiday and Globetrotting, Wedding Guest, Smart Casual, Cocktail and Evening
  • Trend Mid-Century Chic, Hollywood Golden Era, Floral