Pearlized Champagne Lucite Handbag with Pierced Relief Lid, 1950s

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So much more than a handbag, this gorgeous purse resembles a piece of Heywood-Wakefield furniture more than a fashion accessory. From its curving “waterfall” edges to its remarkable luster to its pierced relief lid, this purse is true mid-century art piece.

Vintage rectangular pearlized champagne Lucite box purse with curved bottom, self hinged lid and hinged self flap clasp closure on front surface; double basket handles. Scrolling pierced relief carving on center lid; 4 protective Lucite feet on bottom surface. No interior compartments or dividers; unlined.


material: Lucite
noteworthy: wipe down with soft cloth moistened only with water to clean; avoid abrasives and chemical cleaning agents
repairs: none
condition: near mint with no cracks or gouges; very light tarnish to nailhead joins, plus one irregular "fleck" on front face and one stray 4mm mark on back face.


measurements:

width: 10”
height: 3 ¾” with lid closed
depth: 4”
mouth: 9 ½” w x 3 ½” deep
handle drop: 6”


label: no label present

Details

  • Designer
    Unknown
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Period
    1950-1959
  • Condition
    Excellent. One irregular fleck on front face and one stray 4mm mark on back face..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    3.75 in. H x 10 in. W x 4 in. D
    10 cm H x 25 cm W x 10 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Phoenix, AZ
  • Reference Number
    LU86433420573
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2017

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Located in Phoenix, AZ

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