Vintage Bakelite Cameo Brooch on Wood Mount Showing Goddess Psyche, Bride of Cupid Circa 1930s. With butterfly wings in her hair. Granted immortality over dispute with Venus which Psyche won with the help of her love, Cupid.
Bakelite was a form of art plastic from the 1930s - 1950s. Many companies stopped using Bakelite in the early 1940s, by the end of the War World II, new technologies in plastics had made Bakelite obsolete. The height of Bakelite jewelry was the late 1930s, up until the end of the Art Deco period.
The brooch measures 1.75" diameter.
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