Bakelite clamper Bakelite gourd clamper bracelet
* This rare and unique Bakelite gourd clamper bracelet was previously owned by Donna Wassertrom and was featured on page 90 of "Bakelite Jewelry" by Donna Wassertrom & Leslie Pina. Bakelite fruits and vegetables have long been a favorite of collectors because they are so cheerful and fun. The base of this side clamper is made from marbled spinach Bakelite. The transparent wine colored carved gourd sits atop a bed of carved green leaves. This great Bakelite clamper bracelet is sure to be a conversation starter wherever you wear it.
* The top half of the base measures 1 1/2" wide at the top, then narrows to 1 1/8" at the sides. The bottom half then narrows from 1 1/8" to 7/8" at the very bottom. The leaves extend slightly beyond the base, while the gourd measures a full 2 1/4" tall. The base measures 1/4" thick while the leaves and the gourd add another 1/2" in thickness at the top. The interior oval opening measures 2 1/4" across and 1 7/8" top to bottom.
* This chunky Bakelite clamper is in excellent vintage condition with no chips, cracks, interior crazing or visible scratches. The hinge is in excellent working condition and keeps the sides clamped firmly together when worn.
All items are shipped in a gift box unless otherwise noted. Also included is a 10% off discount code for future purchases.
All Bakelite is tested using a variety of methods. These include Simichrome polish, hot water (smell test), tapping bangles together for the appropriate sound, and checking for mold lines and other discrepancies.
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