Red Bakelite Necklace, 1930s Machine Age Design


Rare and highly collectible red bakelite necklace. 1930s machine age design
Approx. Size (cm): 18” long x  3” wide (45.5).
Condition: Small amount of rust on a few of the chrome beads and spacers.  The necklace has been restrung.
Era:  1930s.
Mark/Label: None.
One of a kind vintage piece – Get it before it’s gone.

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This vintage red bakelite necklace with chrome spacer is a classic example of machine age design and materials.

Red Bakelite Necklace Details

  • This 18″ necklace has various beads of red bakelite.
  • Chrome spacers really make the red beads pop.
  • Screw closure.
  • This necklace has been restrung.

What is Machine Age Design

Machine age design was a product of the dark days after WWI. Streamlined designs appeared in all types of design from locomotives, skyscrapers, furniture, and jewelry. Jewelry emphasized chrome and was often in red and black. 


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We normally ship within 3 – 5 business days.  Occasionally, there may an issue with shipping times.  If so, you will be immediately notified. Clothing and accessories ship by USPS Priority Mail or FedEx. Jewelry ships First Class Insured. Overseas orders ship International First Class.  The Buyer is responsible for customs duties.

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