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    Posted 3 years ago

    lentilka11
    (273 items)

    Flea market find for my usual 1 EUR. This pretty vintage plastic bangle is 1,5 cm high and 8 cm wide. It is carved.
    It has some age to it as you can see.
    At first I thougt the material used was bakelite, but Simichrome test was negative. It is too heavy to be celluloid. Galalith maybe?
    I would like to know your opinion.

    P.S. identified as probably 1950's to 1970's - phenolic plastic - thank you valentino97!

    P.P.S. Tried the smell test once again, compared to a pieces that I have where I am sure of bakelite.. yes, the smell is similar. It shows I have to learn to do the smell tests :)

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    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 3 years ago
      This looks like modern/contemporary molded plastic to me. The edges of the design are too smooth, and I don't see evidence of any marks from a knife.
    2. lentilka11, 3 years ago
      It is not molded. Pls check the 2nd picture, you will find traces of carving - above left.
    3. lentilka11, 3 years ago
      check this one item:
      https://www.rubylane.com/item/640529-LCx2000904/Art-Deco-to-Ex78tinct-Green-CARVED
    4. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 3 years ago
      It's easier to see when one can view the bracelet in person. You can test it to see if it's Galalith:

      https://chatsworthlady.com/2012/06/21/vintage-plastic-jewelry-what-it-is-and-isnt/
    5. lentilka11, 3 years ago
      I thought so, too - photos cannot tell it all.
      Thank you a lot - what a good article! I will do the test.
    6. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 3 years ago
      Now this I love ... The color!
    7. lentilka11, 3 years ago
      Thank you Ms.CrystalShip!
    8. lentilka11, 3 years ago
      It does not smell like wet wool under hot water. To me it smells like - new tempera paint tubes.
    9. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      I have the match to this! https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/223002-black-carved-bakelite-bangle?in=collection-5821

      I rubbed it and it still smells like ether, but today's simichrome test and no yellow, plus looking at the chatsworthy link again - it's some type ours are some type of nicer quality - probably 1950's to 1970's - phenolic plastic. Yes, mine is heavy too. They match :-)
    10. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      Sorry, excuse my typos and grammar :-)
    11. lentilka11, 3 years ago
      Thank you valentino97 a lot! So mine has its black sibling!! I like it!!

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