Saturday, December 3, 2016

Verdant Art Deco

I can't get enough of this vintage button in opulent olive Bakelite. With its Art Deco arrangement of leaves and boldly delineated presentation, this large button from the 1920's is a declaration of style. Color-wise, the oxidation of the Bakelite over time has the green edges bearing a rusty patina that gives this button a smattering of ginger highlights. It's a case of green-going-orange, which is one of my favorite Bakelite phenomena.

-Sherbert McGee  

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