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French Art Deco Handbag
French leatherette handbag c.1930's with chromed metal motif, clasps and handle supports. Inside, single central section with mirror pocket and two side sections. Measures 9.5 inches wide by 13 inches high to top of handle. In good, used, vintage condition.

Ref: M2432 . . . £98

Box Handbag
French red phenolic plastic box handbag. Probably made in the 1970's and in immaculate condition. It measures 8 inches long 8.5 high to the top of the handle (20cm, 21.5cm). Fitted with a popper catch. I may have this same bag in black coming in soon.

Ref: M2345 . . . £165

Log Handbag
French red phenolic plastic log handbag. Probably made in the 1970's and in immaculate condition. It measures 7.5 inches long 6.5 high to the top of the handle (16.5cm). I may have this same bag in black coming in soon.

Ref: M2347 . . . £165

Beehive Handbag
American amber lucite handbag with beehive type ribbing and ovular form. The lid has a bevelled edge and floral patterning. It measures 4 inches high by 8 wide and 9.5 to the top of the handle (10cm x 20, 24). Maker is probably Llewellyn and it was made around 1951. Condition is good but there are some scratches and bit of minor melting to the left hand side. Email me for more pics. Unlined and empty inside.

Ref: M2360 . . . £195

Crocodile Handbag
1940's crocodile box bag. Inside is lined in silky brown material with 3 inside pockets and an original matching purse. It measures 8.5 inches wide by 5 high or 11 to the middle top of the handle. Condition is used and vintage but good. No makers mark but probably American.

Ref: M2361 . . . £125

Basket Weave Metal Handbag
1950's American chrome and gold basket weave handbag. Of flared box shape, it measures approximately 3.5 inches high to the top of the lid, 7 inches (9cm, 18cm) to the top of the metal handle. Inside it is lined in black satin card. Similar bags can be seen in the Plastic handbags book by Kate Dooner. Probably by Dorset-Rex. Condition good but used and vintage. There is a bit of chrome loss to the catch.

Ref: M2362 . . . £135

Handbag by Dorset-Rex
1950's American basketweave metal in gold and chrome with lucite lid and handle. Ovular in shape, it measures approximately 6 inches high to the top of the lid, 11.5 inches (15cm, 29) to the top of the lucite handle. Inside it is lined in peach satin and bears the Dorset Rex label. Similar can be seen in the Plastic handbags book by Kate Dooner on page 66. Valued in 2005 at 350-425 US dollars. Condition is very good.

Ref: M2363 . . . £195

Large Lucite Bag by Wilardy
American 1950's large marbleised lucite box bag. With filigree and pearl clasp. Inside is empty although there may have been a mirror to the inside lid originally - as there are signs of old glue to hold it. It measures a large 8.5 inches by 6 high and 11 to the top of the handle (22cm x 15, 28). Condition is very good other than the residue of glue inside the lid.

Ref: M2365 . . . £195

Basket Weave Metal Handbag
1950's American chrome basket weave with lucite glitter lid and handle. Flared ovular shape, it measures approximately 5.25 inches high to the top of the lid, 9 inches (13cm, 23) to the top of the lucite handle. Inside it is lined in black satin card. Similar bags can be seen in the Plastic handbags book by Kate Dooner. Valued in 2005 at 350-425 US dollars. Condition good but used and vintage. There is a scratch to the lucite lid and minor signs of ageing and the inside is a little faded due to light coming through the lid. Hence . . .

Ref: M2372 . . . £135

Blue mirrored Glass Box
French art deco blue mirror flex box with black vitrolite lid. It measures 3.5 inches square by 2.25 inches high to the top of the chromed ball handle. Inside the lid is a mirror. Condition is very good.

Ref: M4381 . . . £85


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