Rare Vintage Art Deco Charles Horner Bakelite/casein Plastic Elephant Brooch Pin For SaleRARE CHARLES HORNER BROOCHA wonderful art deco costume jewellery brooch by Charles Horner, featuring two casein (also known as "French Bakelite") plastic elephants suspended from a gilt metal brooch mount. Produced in Horner's own casein plastics factory. Measures approx. 26mm x 39mm (1" x 1.1/2") and is in good vintage condition with minimal signs of wear commensurate with age. This brooch can be seen in a reproduced trade catalogue in Tom. J.Lawson's excellent book, "Charles Horner of Halifax". The brooch shown in the catalogue is the metalic plated plastic version, however in the catalogue description it states that it was also available in coloured plastic. Sold to the retail trade for 10 shillings and sixpence (52.1/2p) per dozen; less than 5p each!See photos to confirm description.Thank you for viewing my item for sale and good luck should you choose to offer.
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COLLECTORS BEWARE OF IMITATIONSOther manufacturers made very similar brooches,but this is brooch isdefinitelya Horner piece. The Horner elephants have a moulded hoop/link while othermanufacturers have metal hoops/links inserted in to the elephants back.
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