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Pearlized Champagne Lucite Handbag with Pierced Relief Lid, 1950s


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


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  • Place of origin
    United States
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  • Condition
    Excellent. One irregular fleck on front face and one stray 4mm mark on back face..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 3.75 in. x W 10 in. x D 4 in.

    H 9.53 cm x W 25.4 cm x D 10.16 cm

  • Seller location
    Phoenix, AZ
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