It's both a compact and a ready-to-party pretty evening purse in a compact size. This vintage combination purse / compact has a slot for your lipstick, a loose powder compartment, and a space for money, cards or keys (once intended to hold cigarettes). The silver-tone metal divider acts as the mirror.
The front of the case has squares of beautiful iridescent genuine mother-of-pearl shell. The case itself is polished brass with a golden patina. The purse measures 5 1/4 by 3 inches. It's 3/4 inch thick. The case hangs from a double gold-tone chain that measures 9 1/2 inches from top of the case to the center of the chain.
Slight age-appropriate wear to the metal back. There's some loose powder inside. All the hinges and closures work well. This is in excellent vintage condition. Circa 1950s.
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