Here is a spectacular Patricia of Miami vintage box purse with gorgeous confetti-Lucite and dozens of dazzling rhinestones.
This classic beauty is from Patricia of Miami and just screams 1950's. We're talking red lipstick and cat-eye sunglasses beauty.
Bags like this baby came about in the early 1950s when Lucite became a popular material for jewelry and accessories.
This isn't your ordinary Lucite; during casting, the polymer was filled with iridescent confetti and tiny strips of silver and copper-colored lamé.
You can see the "glitter" on the outside and inside of the purse.
The clear lid is accented with a criss-cross pattern of enormous colorless rhinestones, but it's the breathtaking rows of prong-set rhinestones that adorn the top edge, bottom edge, and lid that really catch the eye.
Two rhinestones near the bag have been replaced.
Even the handle boasts fantastic and unique style with a beautiful carved "diamond" pattern.
A simple flip-over latch made of matching confetti-Lucite keeps the lid closed securely.
Inside the handbag you will find the original manufacturer's tag which reads "Patricia of Miami". The tag is a little yellowed, but is still intact.
Finally, four little dome feet on the underside of the handbag will keep it level on a flat surface while helping to prevent any undue scratching.
Some of the metal components, including the clasp and lid hinge, show a small amount of darkening and verdigris while the Lucite exhibits only the slightest yellowing and a few light surface wear in a few places.
Overall, this incredibly stylish and highly-collectible box-purse remains in very good vintage condition.
Measurements: Handbag is 10 1/4" long, 4 3/4" wide and 3 3/4" tall (9 1/4" tall with handle), Handle is 5 1/2" tall and 7 1/4" wide Weight: 694.3 grams (1 lb., 8 oz)