This handle tested positive for Bakelite with Simichrome and the hot water test. It has a strong bakelite smell when rubbed. The color is deep cherry red and is not marbled. I took photos of it with the sun behind it - to show that it is semi-transparent - allowing some light to shine through but still making a shadow.
The item "Antique CHERRY AMBER BAKELITE Umbrella Handle Faturan 82g" is in sale since Friday, February 17, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Islam\Prayer Beads". The seller is "jaysandi" and is located in Lancaster, Massachusetts.This item can be shipped worldwide.