Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Art Deco Leaves c. 1929

Next month I'm going to post a whole week of Art Deco buttons in vogue eyefuls of solid Bakelite. In the mean time, here's a sample in highly polished moss that embodies the heralded Gatsby flair. As stated by my dictionary, art deco is: "the predominant decorative art style of the 1920s and 30s, characterized by precise and boldly delineated geometric shapes and strong colors, and used most notably in household objects and in architecture." The carved lines that form the pair of leaves on this Bakelite button express art deco to a T with nubile undulations and ageless grandiosity.

-Sherbert McGee

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