Translucent ice tea carved Bakelite half belt buckle
This lot consists of the single piece shown in photo #1. This is a very nicely floral carved piece of vintage Bakelite that was probably one half of a belt buckle or a fur clip. The color is translucent ice tea with some very subtle light brown marbling. The back is flat and there are no embedded metal. This piece measures 2 1/4" along the longest side and 1 1/2" along the shortest side and is 1 7/8" tall and 1/4" thick. It is in excellent vintage condition with no chips, cracks or visible scratches and a nice glossy patina.
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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