1970s Guillemette L’Hoir Paris Galalith Collar Necklace
1970s bakelite necklace from none other than Guillemette L'Hoir Paris- designer of avant-garde art inspired jewelry made from Galalith. This piece is made out of various shades of Galalith blue arranged in a wavy, Peter-pan collar like structure. Beaded along the back of the neck, featuring a screw in closure for easy on and off. Signed at the back of the necklace. The perfect piece to add some color into your jewelry box. This piece exhibits influence from the Memphis Milano Movement.
Galalith (known as French Bakelite), was a popular material for Art Deco jewelry as it was easy to manipulate and perfect for mass production. The master of this plastic jewelry though was a guy from the 1970s called François Schoenlaub, who was so enchanted with the deco jewelry that he travelled to France, bought one of the few remaining Galalith factories and set up his company Guillemette L’Hoir – Paris. For many years he produced pieces for the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris.