Mastic-Amber, old mixture of amber and bakelite, 1900-1920

This is a mixture of amber with bakelite using a method based on bakelite, unknown today. The authentic mastics are identical to amber and you cannot tell the difference easily. The colours and the shades of the mastics are the same as the authentic amber. The name comes from the Arabic word "MISTECA", which means "mastic", since the smell of the beads being played and touched-therefore warmed-reminded that of mastic itself. The last authentic mastics were created around 1940-1950, time when the know-how was lost. Mastics are still created today, but as we can understand, the title is only used euphemistically since they have nothing to do with the original method: no amber is used in the mixture but various resins, and especially bakelite.


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CodeDescriptionBead DiameterPrice (€)Buy
KM93Mastic-Amber, old mixture of amber and bakelite, 1930-1950 12-13 mm218
KM94Mastic-Amber, old mixture of amber and bakelite, 1930-1950 12-12 mm198
KM95Mastic-Amber, old mixture of amber and bakelite, 1930-1950 11-12 mm138
KM96Mastic-Amber, old mixture of amber and bakelite 1930-1950 11x11 mm174
KM97Mastic-Amber, old mixture of amber and bakelite, 1930-1950 12-12 mm166
KM98Mastic-Amber, old mixture of amber and bakelite, 1930-1950 10-12 mm298
KM99Mastic-Amber, old mixture of amber and bakelite, 1930-1950 12-13 mm188
KM100Mastic-Amber, old mixture of amber and bakelite, 1930-1950 11-11 mm166
KM101Mastic-Amber, old mixture of amber and bakelite, 1930-1950 8-11 mm168
KM102Mastic-Amber, old mixture of amber and bakelite, 1930-1950 12-12 mm198
KM103Mastic-Amber, old mixture of amber and bakelite, 1930-1950 13-10 mm320
KM104Mastic-Amber, old mixture of amber and bakelite, 1930-1950 10-10 mm265

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