This stunning reproduction heart made of a blooming rose is made of modern polyresin, but it could easily be mistaken for authentic Bakelite!
Hand produced, this wonderful retrolite rose heart gives the impression that it has been hand carved, just as the Bakelite jewelry that was
produced by Martha Sleeper - so popular in the 1930s and 1940s.*
We love the color - the green -adding a touch of surreal to the rose. The artful pendant is suspended from a green glass and silver link rosary chain (about 16 inches). The rose measures about 1-7/8 inch long.
* Martha Sleeper was a silent film actress, who is better known for her
fantastic Bakelite jewelry designs. She was my Great Aunt Lillian's
Sister-in-Law. Alas, my Grandmother and Mom gave away most of "Aunt
Martha's" real pieces long ago!