Thursday, August 25, 2016

Chocolate Seashell

Carved into a robust seashell, this brown button is dotted with lackluster gemstones that might've shined once like eye-catching topazes. Alas, these six little jewels are what they called "paste" in the olden-days. In other words, the gems are just shoddy fakes. What's not fake though is the fact that this article of plastic hails from the Roaring Twenties. Outshining its sad jewels, this chocolate seashell is true and timeless Bakelite.

-Sherbert McGee

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