Here is a fun vintage Dorset-Rex handbag with great retro charm. What makes this so unusual is it deviates from the traditional metal "weave" body that is a typical trademark of Dorset-Rex handbags.
The rigid body of the bag is covered in cream-colored linen which is held in place by shiny parallel brass bars.
As you can see, the Lucite lid has a rich amber-brown color with a matching translucent handle. The handle is affixed to the lid with nice brass components.
The base of the handbag matches the lid and features four little brass "ball" feet which help prevent scratching (to the bag and surrounding surfaces).
There is a great brass clasp on the edge of the lid that keeps the handbag securely shut.
Best of all, the interior is completely lined with feminine pink satin.
The satin is embossed with a mark reading "Dorset-Rex, Fifth Avenue, Design Pat. Pend" in shimmering gold.
There is some slight darkening near the seams of the lining, though it remains in good condition overall.
You will find a bit of oxidization on the brass components and rivets, though we are thrilled to say that overall, this darling vintage handbag remains in great condition.
So chic, and so collectible, we know you'll love this little beauty as much as we do.
Measurements: Handbag measures 5 5/8" tall (11" with handle), Body is 4 ½" wide, Lid and base measure 5 ½" in diameter Weight: 1 lb., 2 oz.