This lovely scarf clip is composed of cream-colored Celluloid and silver-tone metal. In the center of the clip is a beautifully designed silver-tone fern. This vintage piece dates to the early 1950s. It is in great condition and fastens with a very secure, hinged clip.
For those of you not familiar with Celluloid, the plastic dates back to the beginning of the 20th century to the 1930s. Celluloid is one of the earliest man-made plastics widely used in costume jewelry. Celluloid has certain characteristics that differentiate it from other plastics. In general, pieces made from Celluloid tend to be thin, light, somewhat brittle, sensitive to heat (they crack and craze), and early Celluloid can be extremely flammable (do not ever test with a hot pin!). When placed briefly in hot water, early Celluloid smells like camphor, while later cellulose acetate smells like vinegar. Celluloid jewelry should be stored carefully.
If you are seeking a classic look in a scarf or dress clip, then this beauty is just right for you!