This wonderful, vintage Patricia of Miami lucite purse features a speckled gold and abalone look confetti all around with a clear lid. These were all the rage in the 1950's and came in lots of fabulous styles, with the confetti look especially coveted. The confetti case was done during the casting stage, by filling the polymer with the tiny bits of various types of confetti to make it glitter. The four feet on the handbag's bottom protect it and keep the purse stable. The details on this purse make it a real standout: the clear twisted handle, the curve to the clear clasp, the deep groves to reflect light on the lid's pattern. It is easy to envision this purse going just about anywhere you do - to work, to a wedding, or to your next date night. This is a FUN purse to own and wear!
Measurements: The handbag is 8.25 inches long, 5 inches wide and 3 (useable) inches tall. The handle is 5.5 inches tall and 5.5 inches wide. This is just big enough to take along all the essentials. Weight: 18 oz.
Condition: It is in excellent vintage condition with minimal signs of wear. There are no chips and only a couple very minor scratches (nearly invisible) on the top. The plastic still looks vibrant. Please review all photographs carefully, as they are an essential part of the description.
Labels: There is a paper tag inside (separating from the case along the right edge) that reads "Patricia of Miami." Patricia of Miami was among the premier designers of lucite purses during their heyday, along with a few other names like Willard and Dorset Rex. Morty Edelstein started this company (named after his wife) in 1953 and produced a wide variety of more elaborate styles, colors and shapes. The trend ended by 1958, when he switched to vinyl handbags. Many examples of Patricia of Miami lucite purses are shown on Pages 186-199 of Janice Berkson's book "Carry me! 1950's Lucite Handbags."
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Vintage Patricia of Miami Confetti Lucite Purse