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Machine age bakelite necklace


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Medium or Technique

Plastic (phenolic resin), chrome, metal

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Necklaces and neck bands

Machine age necklace with tubular butterscotch bakelite links and a central green bakelite sphere accented with white metal inlay. The chain consists of chrome and bakelite beads.


Between about 1970s and 2018, acquired by Carole Tanenbaum, Toronto, Ontario [see note]; 2018, gift of Carole Tanenbaum to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 12, 2018)

NOTE: This is part of a large collection of costume jewelry given to the MFA in 2018, which had been built over about 40 years.

Credit Line

Gift of Carole Tanenbaum