Chunky Red Marbled Bakelite Clamper Bracelet and Dress Clips with Chinese Characters Simichrome Tested Rare Catalin Clamper

$123.25 $145.00

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Chunky red marbled Bakelite clamper bracelet and dress clips

I've only seen this Bakelite clamper once in all my time as a Bakelite collector and seller. This chunky clamper and its accompanying dress clips both contain Chinese characters which I think mean "lucky". The coloring is a combination of translucent dark red, bright red and yellow. The characters match the coloring of the bracelet and are mounted on brass to create contrast.
This clamper bracelet measures 1" wide and from 1/4" thick at the top and bottom to 3/8" thick at the curves. The opening measures 1 3/4" top to bottom and is 2 1/4" wide. The dress clips are 1" wide and 1 3/4" long.
All of the Bakelite components are in excellent vintage condition with no chips, cracks or scratches and a nice glossy patina. The hinge on the clamper is nice and springy and the sides close tightly and evenly. The dress clips also close tightly. The brass plating on the clamper shows some loss of finish, as can be seen in the photos and there are a couple of small scratches to the plating on one of the dress clips. This is an unusual and unique Bakelite set that is sure to make an impression!

HINT: If you're having trouble getting your bangles on, try putting a nylon knee-high over your hand. This removes the friction and allows your hand to slip through freely!

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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