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RARE WILARDY TORTOISE SHELL LUCITE DBL SERPENTINE SHAPE VINTAGE BOX PURSE BAG
RARE-WILARDY-TORTOISE-SHELL-LUCITE-DBL-SERPENTINE-SHAPE-VINTAGE-BOX-PURSE-BAG
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Sep 29, 2012
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US $459.99
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Item location:
Historic COLLINGSWOOD, NJ, United States

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310422410687
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Last updated on  Aug 19, 2012 12:52:31 PDT  View all revisions

Item specifics

Era: 1947-1964 (Post WWII-Early 60s) Vintage Type: True Vintage
Material: Lucite Brand:

Wilardy

Color:

caramel. tortoise

Main Color: caramel, tortoise shell
Style: Handbag


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RARE WILARDY TORTOISE SHELL LUCITE DBL SERPENTINE SHAPE VINTAGE BOX PURSE BAG

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Offered here is a Vintage Wilardy stripped tortoise shell lucite Early Plastic 1950's purse. Done in an unusual shape! Both sides are serpentine, rounded with a shield or cartouche design.  This is very hard to make as the lucite had to be pinched and bent into a curve. Rare design!

The top lid opens by a snap closure, the clasp itself is a shield shape that mimics the shape of the purse.  There is a rectangular mirror in the inside of the lid. Surface of the purse is a beautiful two tone caramel tortoise shell  lucite, with loop handle attached to  strong brass posts.

The bag is in great condition! So beautiful. There are typical age related soft surface scratches that we expect to see.

Lucite purses got their start in the early 1950’s, when post war technology gave way for a higher class of plastic called lucite, allowing for mass production and easy forming - a designer's dream. These purses became all the rage in bigger cities like Miami and New York City and the handbag companies loved these bags because they could be made into unusual shapes.

This purse is a fine example, with its streamlined shape and posh embellishments.

Purse is marked "Wilardy".

The mirror has some discoloration. No smells at all, smells great!

Purse without handle measures approximately 3.25" tall, 11" long, 3.75" wide.

Handle measures 2.75" tall.

Insurance is included.

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