This stunning vintage Tyrolean purse, though unmarked, is featured on page 30 of Plastic Handbags Sculpture to Wear by Kate E. Dooner. It features tortoiseshell colored lucite walls, handle and lid and super shiny gold tone metal filigree trim.
In real estate the three most important words are "location, location, location". In the area of collectibles, however, the words are "condition, condition, condition". The gold tone metal filigree trim on many of these types of bags tends to show considerable wear. This bag, however, is the exception showing only minor wear on the metal finish around the lid and clasp and virtually no color loss on the finish anywhere else. The lucite is also in excellent condition with virtually no signs of wear! Wow! Note: My flash intensifies the minor color loss on the finish in these photos.
The bag measures 6 1/4" X 4 1/2" X 4".
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