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Vintage Celluloid Prison Art Cameo Pendant Sweetheart Photo

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Topic Name: Jewelry / Bakelite
Color: Red, Black, Cream, Brass
Dimensions: 1-1/4 x 7/8"
Manufacturer Date: Ca. 1930
Quality: Excellent
Quantity: One
Price: SOLD
Vendors Item# 25965 (Please use this number referring to this item)

Item Description:


This is a very rare and unique piece of prison art in the form of a celluloid sweetheart photo cameo pendant. These rare items of prison art were hand-crafted by prison inmates from celluloid, plastic and bakelite toothbrushes and combs -- whatever they had at their disposal, to create these very intimate pieces of primitive art in vintage plastics for the important people in their lives from whom they were separated. Staring at the faded photograph on the back, we wonder who this lady might have been...a mother, a sister...a sweetheart? We will probably never know. Although all of this type of jewelry is quite rare, rings are most often found and we have never seen a pendant and certainly not a nostalgic one like this that has a faded picture of a woman embedded within a diamond on the back. This is an unbelievable find. The raised cameo on the face of the pendant is quite thick and appears shadowed in the photo because of its thickness. This nostalgic vintage prison art cameo pendant measures approximately 1-1/4 x 7/8". It has its original embedded pendant finding. In Excellent Condition and amazingly well-preserved for its age, we guarantee this incredible pendant to be authentic vintage celluloid prison art dating to Ca. 1930. What an amazing find for vintage celluloid jewelry, sweetheart jewelry and locket collectors as well as collectors of prison art vintage celluloid jewelry! Price includes domestic UPS Ground shipping. (#25965-VintageCelluloidCameoPrisonArtCameoPendant) To order this beautiful Vintage Celluloid Cameo Prison Art Sweetheart Pendant, just click on the blue shopping cart button to the left of the picture, or email us at: or telephone us at 773-929-9007 or fax us at 773-525-1920.

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Vendor Contact Information:
Contact: Terri Friedman
Po Box 148186
Chicago, Illinois  60614-8186 USA
Phone: (773) 929-9007     Fax: (773) 525-1920
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