Elektra Earrings - Celluloid Limited Edition
Elektra Earrings - Celluloid Limited Edition

Elektra Earrings - Celluloid Limited Edition

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These irresistible earrings showcase rare and beautiful Victorian-era buttons with an ivory celluloid scroll pattern and ornate brass border

Celluloid, the world's first semi-synthetic plastic, was patented in 1869 by John Wesley Hyatt. Celluloid could be used to realistically imitate valuable materials like ivory, tortoiseshell, marble, and mother-of-pearl, and thus transformed button manufacturing by creating infinite new design possibilities.

Read more: Celluloid, When Plastic was Fantastic, Buttonology Blog.

The buttons dangle from posh Art Deco style brass stampings, made today in the USA in vintage dies.

In this piece:

  • Small antique buttons with brown celluloid background and pierced brass overlay, circa 1880-1900
  • Four brass stampings made today in the USA in vintage dies
  • Brass-plated pewter settings cast in the USA
  • Nickel-free and lead-free lever-back earwires
  • Length 2 ½”

 Shop Collection: Limited Edition 


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