1930's Celluloid Purse Frame with compact1930's Celluloid Purse Frame with compact1930's Celluloid Purse Frame with compact1930's Celluloid Purse Frame with compact


WIDTH: 5 inches - HEIGHT (hinge to top of rose push button): 4 1/2 inches - WEIGHT: 2 ounces - CHAIN LENGTH: 11 inches - COMPACT DIAMETER: 1 1/8 inches

This piece is an all celluloid purse frame, over dyed with colors: blue/green, green, deep red/orange - dating to the 1930's. Although not marked, this type of purse frame was usually made in France.

Undamaged except for a missing dye spot on the exterior of the loop holding the celluloid handle and dye over-run on the inside edge of the frame and minor wear to the color on the front and back surfaces.

The rose closure works smoothly, closing with a sharp snap. The interior cosmetic mirror is original, without distortion. The compact shows a well designed celluloid cameo and is complete with puff on a celluloid ring. I believe that the floral medallion is a hydrangea.

FYI: The lid on the compact does not have a tight closure. It has a tendency to come loose when the bag is open.

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Item ID: 347 hydrangea

Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: honey brown/green, Size: width: 5 inches height: 4 1/2 inches

1930's Celluloid Purse Frame with compact

$165 USD

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