Refined 1940s carnival glass beaded thermoset handbag. It is rare that a seed box bag of such an early origin remains in an amazing condition. The oblong-shaped purse features a tortoiseshell-tone thermoset lid, molded into an elegant scallop Venus shell shape. The body (including the base of the purse) and handle of the purse is covered in highly-polished black carnival glass beads. The strap is entirely beaded in glittering carnival glass, so as to compliment the fully-beaded, wonderfully textured body of the purse. The purse interior is lined with a flocked walnut suede - like fabric and contains a small open pocket. The piece has gold-tone hardware, including a push bottom spring clasp and flat nail heads. Great as a jewelry box as well!
Height: 6.25 , Length: 7, Width: 3.25, Drop: 4, Total Length: 10.5 inches
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Gorgeous glossy A-frame top handle handbag by Lucille de Paris! This black alligator handbag has a structured body, rigid top handle strap, and alligator with gold - tone top trim and clasp. The clasp is arrow - shaped with vertical notched indentations on the side. The interior is lined in leather, features a zippered pocket, an attached coin purse, and the famous Lucille de Paris alligator embossed in gold.
Lucille A. Hahn and Charles Hahn opened “Lucille de Paris” in the 1930s; they manufactured custom beaded bridal bags. The company moved from Paris to New York in the 1940s, and expanded beyond their bridal purses and into making exotic leather handbags. The company created both standardized pieces and custom - made pieces for discerning clients desiring unique handbags. Lucille de Paris handbags were sold at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, and Crouch & Fitzgerald.