Vintage 1940s Art Deco Pink Lucite & Celluloid Fruit Necklace - New!

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Length:   17.0 inches + 43.18 cm 

Widest Point:  1.5 inches  + 3.81 cm



*Vintage 1940s bright pink fruit and leaves in lucite

* White celluloid open link chain

* Old s-hook clasp

* Beautiful example of the novelty necklaces that were so popular in this period

Novelty Necklaces
As plastics became more accessible during the late 1930s and onwards and because they could be moulded into the most elaborate shapes, these materials became very popular in jewellery making. Another distinct advantage was that they were relatively cheap to produce as opposed to the use of glass and semi-precious stones, an important factor during the Depression and the second World War periods. Designs became more naturalistic, moving away from the earlier geometric shapes and sparkle. Contemporary jewellery makers drew inspiration from the natural world – flowers, feathers, birds and fruits were all popular themes.



This beautiful and dainty necklace is seventy years of age and show little, if no, wear. All fruit and leaves are present without flaw, celluloid chain in similar condition. These necklaces are avidly collected nowadays and appreciated for their novelty and beauty.

This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance if this rare circumstance arises.