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Art Deco Costume Jewelry174 of 189Red and black bakelite flapper lariat/beltChrome and galalith art deco bow brooch
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Posted 4 years ago


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I bought the green seahorse earclips together with a matching green bakelite bracelet. The earclips are actually galalith and not bakelite as I thought when I bought them. I still love them!
These sort of jewelry was very popular during the art deco period.
The brooch is a lizard I bought on a different occasion. Its not as scratched as it seems, its just really dirty and I tried to wipe it of with a wet cloth before I took the picture (not a good idea!). It says 'deposé' on the back. Its a pitty its not green, otherwise it would have been a reasonably good match with the earrings. One day I might find the matching bracelet, brooch and pendant with sea horses!
I hope you enjoy them.


  1. Newtimes Newtimes, 4 years ago
    Thanks Katzl, Hunter, valentino, Moonstonelover, vetraio50, DrFluffy, Manikin, kerry, Thoscahaba, sarahoff, bratjdd and Agram for loving my jewelry!
  2. Katzl Katzl, 4 years ago
    Maybe you already know, but if not- I can tell you that this jewellery was made by the first underwater filmmaker Jean Painlevé and his wife, Geneviève Hamon.
    They made a famous and groundbreaking film about the life of seahorses "L'Hippocampe", which inspired surrealism, and artists such as Man Ray, Bunuel, and more.
    His motto was "Science is Fiction".
    I think this brings another dimension to this beautiful jewellery!
  3. Newtimes Newtimes, 4 years ago
    Hey Katzl, thank you very much for your interesting comment. I did not know Jean Painlevé, I had only seen Jacques Cousteau.
    I looked up l'Hippocampe' on internet and its really nice to see.
    This is one of the reasons I like CW so much, you can learn so much.
    Thanks a lot!
  4. Katzl Katzl, 4 years ago
    You're welcome! It's always fun to share! :)
  5. LanceG LanceG, 4 years ago
    Those would be awesome cufflinks...

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