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Bakelite Fur Clips 1930s Turtle Green Amber Tortoise Dress Clips Collectable Animal Jewelry Brooches UK

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Unique Large Bakelite Fur Clips circa 1930s with amber bakelite turtles or tortoise on green bakelite leaves. A stunning, pair of dress clips with beautiful detailing to the turtle gilt metal heads and webbed feet. I have never come across a pair of vintage bakelite brooches quite like these and they would make spectacular statement brooches for a jacket or coat. They have been tested with simichrome to confirm they are bakelite.

The back of the clips are marked the number 1852188. Which was the clip mechanism patented by Elisha A Phinney in 1932.

Condition -There is a small shallow chip on the back of one the turtle dress clips at the top of the metal clip- see last photo dress clip in hand. Otherwise very good vintage condition, with a little wear, patina to metal. Good secure snap closures on clips and bright coloured bakelite.

Dimensions About 6.5 cm long, 4.4 cm widest point, height 2cm.

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Bakelite Fur Clips 1930s Turtle Green Amber Tortoise Dress Clips Collectable Animal Jewelry Brooches UK

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  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Use: Dress
  • Materials: bakelite, gold tone metal, gilt metal, early plastic, plastic, catalin, phenolic resin
  • Feedback: 52 reviews
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