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Posted 6 years ago


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These are necklace and earring sets and I am not sure if they are Bakelite or important. All from my grandmother and from the 50's and 60's.


  1. vintagemad vintagemad, 6 years ago
    I would guess that they are all lucite or glass. The red necklace looks like it has a Lisner tail is the hook signed? The other necklace sets look like Japan or Germany. Very pretty.
  2. dawnquiett, 6 years ago
    None of the necklaces are glass so they must all be lucite. What is a lisner tail? It has a J clasp and the other side has a round piece at the end of the change with a hole cut out. Looks kind of like a yen/yang symbol. The red is a translucent like plastic.
  3. dawnquiett, 6 years ago
    The light green is transculent, pearly, uneven surfaces on the beads. It has a diamond on both the chain and the clasp. There is cursive on the back that looks like it says corney. The olive green and yellow feel like plastic. It has butterfly wings near the clasps. The earrings say nothing but they are metal fittings that hold the beads in .

    I am not sure if the earrings I have with it go with them but they both say Germany on them.
  4. vintagemad vintagemad, 6 years ago
    The charm that you describe as a yen/yang symbol is a classic Lisner Tail ending.
    Lisner is a company that is popular amongst vintage costume jewelry collectors (if you didn't know). I assume you checked the back of the hook clasp for a signature?
    As far as the piece that is signed corney I figure over time the stamp has worn away & it was likely Germany. Obviously I cant say for sure without seeing them in person.
  5. dawnquiett, 6 years ago
    There is no signature on the red piece just the charm. I never thought it would be this hard to figure out what these pieces are and what they might be worth. I found a pair of trifari earring, a pair of pennino gold leaf earrings. I have the necklace but it is broken. I am checking out the other pieces. Thank you all for your help.

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