This beautiful vintage pair of Art Deco Celluloid and glass vanity jars dates back to the early 1960s. The glass jars are in great condition, free of cracks, chips, and breaks. Both of the light butterscotch-colored Celluloid lids sport a central shield with flowers on the topside of the lid. Like the jars, the lids are also free of cracks and chips.
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.
If you collect Celluloid items, or if you simply want to add a bit of “vintage” to your bedroom or bathroom, then purchase this Art Deco pair of Celluloid vanity jars.