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    Posted 5 years ago

    Elisabethan
    (260 items)

    I am wondering about age and type of plastic. This is post 2 of 2, here I´m showing closeups of the beads. More info is found in my other post today.

    The larger beads that I show here are made of some sort of very dense plastic. They are cold to the touch and very even and smooth. The color is "yellowwhiteish". This necklace doesn´t feel new but ofcourse it could have been restrung or altered somehow. The claw-clasp isn´t old ofcouse but the ring that´s used to close with is bigger than I´m used to and to me it looks older than the clasp. The style and lenght of the necklace makes me think it could be from the 1920's, but what type of plastic could it be then if this isn´t bakelite? I can´t work this out. I am wondering about age and type of plastic. If you have the time I´d love some ideas on this. Guesses are also welcome.

    I know for sure this is plastic of some sort, not organic! I know it looks like bone or toth or something like that but it´s not.

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    1. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      It's pretty Elisabethan :) .... celluloid possibly. That can have an ivory cast to it and was used to simulate carved ivory.
    2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Here's something similar on Etsy :)

      https://www.etsy.com/listing/106193909/vintage-french-ivory-bead-necklace-1920s
    3. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Celluloid in not heavy at all, nor cold to the touch.
      I would think corozo, vegetal ivory (google these together to see images!)
    4. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thanks Mikelv85 and Kyratango for helping me with this. Let's move to post nr 1 so I can follow our conversation without missing something.
    5. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thanks for loving the post CindB, aghcollect, Manikin, Vetraio50, Mikelv85 and kyratango. :)
    6. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 5 years ago
      So cool.... I had never heard of Vegetal Ivory.
    7. Rustfarm Rustfarm, 5 years ago
      I think they mean vegetable ivory , from the Tagua nut . Google search that and you will get better results!
    8. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      DrFluffy that's right, vegetable ivory was the topic there. I had never heard about it either. I'm not sure mine is though. I still think it might be some sort of plastic. Smell is not quite subjective so I'm going to let someone smell the hot test aswell and see how they would describe it.
    9. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thanks Katherinescollection and PhilipDavidAlexandermorris!
    10. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thanks jscott0363, Racer4four and Trey!
    11. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Thankyou Sean and PatSea!!

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