Colour Play - Vintage Silver Bakelite Brooch (VBR019)
Colour Play - Vintage Silver Bakelite Brooch. This wonderful brooch is crated from a silver metal, and bakelite. Featuring rectangular shaped bakelite, and Vintage styling. This fantastic brooch is comprised of 4 elongated genuine Bakelite, varying in colours of olive green, fire engine red, butterscotch yellow, and onyx black. The pin on the back is is original and locks in place perfectly. This highly collectible brooch exudes the characteristics of the time period. Just fabulous!
Bakelite is a polymer made up of the monomers phenol and formaldehyde. This phenol-formaldehyde resin is a thermosetting polymer. ... Bakelite is the commercial name for the polymer obtained by the polymerization of phenol and formaldehyde. These are one of the oldest polymers that were synthesized by man.
It is a thermosetting phenol formaldehyde resin, formed from a condensation reaction of phenol with formaldehyde. It was developed by the Belgian-American chemist Leo Baekeland in Yonkers, New York, in 1907. Bakelite was patented on December 7, 1909.
Rarity and desirability are some of the reasons Bakelite is so expensive. It's also highly collectible.
Measurements: 70.00 mm x 25.00 mm
Weight: 8.80 grams
Origin: America, New York