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Vintage 50s Dorset Handbag. Lucite Metal Pagoda Shape Purse.
Lux purse led an interesting life, sometimes traveling on cruise ships - sometimes checking out the nightclubs! 1950s Dorset handbag purse with lucite handle and top created from new plastics on the market by Dupont has a pagoda body. Asian influenced design is made of thin gold/brass colored metal and one side is adorned with flowers. Clever clasp is a chain and a s-ring.

Condition is very good vintage, no dents in the metal or chips on the lucite but signs of wear are present throughout on both metal and lucite. The interior is clean but there is some minor discoloration (white) on the red lining. The whole piece could use a cleaning which I will leave to buyer. One tiny screw is missing from top but 5 remain and it is very secure. Slightly footed bottom shows some wear but again, nothing that would detract.

While I found quite a few of the basket weave, I did not find any others of this design.
Label reads "Dorset, Fifth Avenue" and the bottom has a stamp that reads "Patent pend".

Dimensions are approx:
12" wide x 3.5" high w/o handle, x 4.5" depth
Add 3.5" for handle

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Vintage 50s Dorset Handbag. Lucite Metal Pagoda Shape Purse.


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: lucite, metal, cloth
  • Only ships within United States.
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