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1950s Tortoise Shell Lucite Box Purse


Spectacular 1950s tortoise-shell-look Lucite box purse. The handbag features a rectangular body composed of amber-tone tortoiseshell Lucite, accented with stamped gold-tone filigree details, and is supported on the bottom by four gold-tone spherical ball feet. The filigree depicts a five-petaled flower as well as ornate flourishes, both in relief. The elongated, amber-tone handle of the purse is affixed to the body of the purse with teardrop-shaped hardware. The purse features a twist lock with a pull tab closure. All hardware is gold-tone. Height: 4, Width: 5 3/4, Depth: 4 1/2, Drop: 5 3/4, Total Length: 10 inches *All MRS Couture garments and accessories have been professionally cleaned and thoroughly checked before shipping. They are ready to wear upon arrival.


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  • Place of origin
    United States
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  • Condition
    Good. Good to excellent.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 4 in. x W 5.75 in. x D 4.5 in. x L 10 in.

    H 10.16 cm x W 14.61 cm x D 11.43 cm x L 25.4 cm

  • Length
    10 in. (25.4 cm)
  • Seller location
    Houston, TX
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