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I am not sure if this is bakelite. It is an old purse that I have used as a clutch/evening bag. It is orange plastic, with some areas of mild discoloration (only visible in bright light). It looks like it originally had handles, there are some faded marks on the top. It snaps closed. It is an older piece judging by the interior (silk), so could be celluloid, bakelite, or something else?

It measures just under 6 inches across, 4.5" tall, 1 1/4" deep.
There is no label or mark I can find.
The hinge is celluloid, and the color is wearing (see picture)

It is a very nice piece and I have gotten many compliments when I have carried it.
Reasonable offers considered.

1940s Bakelite Plastic Clutch Purse Evening Bag


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: bakelite, celluliod, lucite, silk, plastic
  • Ships worldwide from Illinois, United States
  • Feedback: 49 reviews
  • Favorited by: 117 people