SALE Look at this fabulous Lucite purse from the 1940's or 50's with a clear Starburst flower, thumbprint top, clear braided look handle, and Mother of Pearl case that would almost remind you of an animal print or tortoise mixed with MOP. The lining is gone, but the inside is also still in excellent condition. I do not find any markings, but the design and metal like brass "kiss like lock" mechanism remind me of many of the Miami purses from the 1950's. Still, many of these lucite purses were made in the 40's, so I'm not sure of the date. The bottom is the pearl colored swirl with two raised parts on either side that help to set it down without the whole bottom touching the surface where it is placed.
I purchased this lovely handbag from a dealer in Southeast MO a few weeks ago, and was just thrilled to find one in such awesome condition. To the top of the oval shaped box part of the purse is right at 6 1/2", not counting the handle which is encased in brass fittings that allow it to move from side to side, as well as stand alone most all the way up. Including the handle, the purse is app. 12 1/2". Again, the usable part of the purse for your belongings measures just shy of 21" around. It's certainly not new, but surely is in great condition. All I have done is wipe it down lightly on the outside so that you could see the beautiful design. I'm sure the clear part could use some more cleaning especially in the thumbprint designs on the edge and the flower, but it should clean up nicely.
If you love the vintage lucite purses, but want one that is set apart from all the rest, you will love this swirled mix of pearl and brown colors combined with the clear handle and lid! It's a keeper! Be sure to look at all the pictures so you can see the condition for yourself.
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***International buyers, there is no tracking nor insurance available with First Class International shipping, so please understand that once the package leaves my hands, I have no control on how it travels, or how long it takes to get to your country. I will pack carefully for travel, but that's the best I can do once it is shipped. I have never had any trouble with a buyer receiving the item until this summer, and that was in Thailand. I apologize, but I also am unable to ship to Russia.***
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