This striking blackbird seems to be flying- held only with a gorgeous jet crystal and silver link rosary-style chain. It is made of modern polyresin, but it could easily be mistaken for authentic Bakelite! Of course we imagine this a crow.
Hand produced, this wonderful retrolite blackbird gives the impression that
s/he has been hand carved, just as the Bakelite jewelry that was
produced by Martha Sleeper - so popular in the 1930s and 1940s.*
What a stunning statement this lovely piece makes with an open blouse or pale blue sweater set! The chain measures 18 inches including the blackbird. The little crow or raven is about 2 inches from beak to tail feathers and about 1-1/2 inches from wingtip to wingtip.
* 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!