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This is a vintage clutch or compact purse. It is a Mid Century piece. Its exterior is made out of snakeskin and the interior is leather. It is a beautiful shade of blood red. This little compact features a handle for easy carrying. Both sides open and close properly. There is one clasp on either side. (The clasps are very secure.) They work by pinching 2 little levers on either side of a brass ball. There is a snakeskin flap with a whole which fits securely over this sphere with the two levers. To close it, you simply slide the flap back over the brass sphere.

If you open the left side of the compact, there are 3 compartments. The first one is for lipstick. I am not sure what the second one is for, but the third is a covered loose powder container. There is actually still some loose powder in there. There is a removable screen and the original applicator. There is a lid that reads, in gold letters:
leather lined.

On the other side of this is a mirror. There are some marks on the mirror, due to age and ware, but this can be replaced. This is the only thing wrong with the compact.

If you open the right side of the compact, there is a section for a very thin wallet and maybe cash, ID's and some credit cards. There is also a little slot on the opposite side of this. My guess is that you could fold bills and insert them there, so there is no chance that as you were opening this compartment that they could fall out.

The measurements are as follows:
Length: just shy of 6 inches
Height: 3.5 inches
Width: almost 1.5 inches

This is a rare find. I have never seen one like this. It is definitely a conversation piece. This would be great for an evening out or formal affair. This would be great for a collector. It could be easily displayed, but would be much more fun to use.

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SALE Vintage Small Leather and Snakeskin Clutch Compact Purse With Make Up Compartment Mirror Etc


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: leather, snakeskin, brass, mirror
  • Only ships within United States.
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