I am just enamoured with these half moons and saucers of lucite, I could hardly wait to start working with them. Found in a Rhode Island factory that closed in 1970, these beauties were probably shut away for years. Before the factory was demolished, the public was allowed in for a weekend to salvage what they could. Their purchases were weighed and then carted away.
Lucite is an early plastic, first made in 1928. It can be made by cell casting, or extrusion. I'm inclined to believe mine were extruded, because all of the colors go through each piece. It reminded me so much of salt water taffy that I named my first creation after the candy.
And, I get to add to my vintage marries modern collection!