Pressed Amber & Bakelite Necklace | Ukraine

$185.00

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Description

Origin: Ukraine
Era: WWII era (circa 1930-1950)
Condition: very good; restrung; original uneven color to a couple beads; light general wear; suitable for both wear and display
Measurements: longest strand measures 18″ not including string ties (beaded section only) | 6″ string ties
Additional Notes: Charming Ukrainian peasant necklace, likely from central Ukraine. Includes one strand of pressed amber beads and two strands of early Bakelite (or similar material) beads that were used as coral imitations (often called “smalt” in Ukrainian). All three strands have white beads at the ends. There is a stamped sterling silver cross in the middle of the longest strand typical of folk jewelry. The style suggests that it was originally made before WWII as other designs became more favorable during the post-WWII soviet era. Restrung on modern black cotton string.

Additional information

Weight .5 lbs