Here is a gorgeous rare Art Deco celluloid hand painted geometric designed rhinestone purse dating to the early 1900’s. It measures 7 ½” high including the handle and the purse itself measures 4’ high by 5 ½” wide by 1 ¼” thick. It has a beautiful hand painted enamel multi-colored Art Deco design on caramel marbled celluloid accented with over 100 clear rhinestones some of which have grayed due to the age of the purse. It has a swing hinged lock that rotates open and closes firmly to its locked position. It was purchased with the handle disconnected from the purse that was originally attached with 2 matching celluloid rings that had broken off and disappeared many years ago. The original celluloid rings are no longer in existence so I attached the handle with 2 gold-colored rings to add functionality. The purse is in good vintage condition with the following exceptions. Some of the original rhinestones have faded to a gray color which is consistent with aging being mentioned to be accurate. There is one tiny 3/8” long tubular piece missing from the bottom hinge as seen in the pictures but doesn’t affect opening and closing the purse smoothly. Lastly there are light surface scratches on the purse and handle also consistent with age and light use also being mentioned to be accurate. This very rare collectible Art Deco celluloid purse is very special and would make a great addition to any woman’s antique purse collection.

ITEM ID
Celluloid Purse JUT
ITEM TYPE
Antique
COLOR
Black, Champagne, Green, Orange, Purple, Red, Silver
FASHION STYLE
Costumes
FASHION ERA
1920's

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Celluloid Purse Art Deco Hand Painted Geometric Design Early 1900’s

$275

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