Spectacular 1950s tortoise-shell-look Lucite box purse. The handbag features a rectangular body composed of amber-tone tortoiseshell Lucite, accented with stamped gold-tone filigree details, and is supported on the bottom by four gold-tone spherical ball feet. The filigree depicts a five-petaled flower as well as ornate flourishes, both in relief. The elongated, amber-tone handle of the purse is affixed to the body of the purse with teardrop-shaped hardware. The purse features a twist lock with a pull tab closure. All hardware is gold-tone.
Height: 4 in, Length: 5.75 in, Width: 4.5 in, Drop: 5.75 in
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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.