This is an exceptional piece. The celluloid is transparent with wonderful colors of faux tortoise shell in a delightful hard body purse. The rigid handles are transparent brown, smooth and tall and the brass filigree work is an added delight. The purse measures 8 3/4" wide, 3 1/2" deep and 4" tall. The handles measure 5 1/2" up from the top and 17" from one end to the other. The inside still retains the FEINER BAGS FIFTH AVE. NEW YORK Label and the top opens and closes securely. The feet have been reinforced as there are washers inside to keep them in place There is some evidence of cracking near the feet, most likely why the washers were added to protect them from breaking through. The feet are secure and appear to match the other metals, so I believe they are original to this bag. The inside has a very mild vinegar smell, often found with early celluloid plastics, not offensive, however I wanted to mention it to people with very sensitive noses. Gorgeous piece and a great addition to any collection.
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