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What a cute little object of elegance! A very old (circa 1950s) glasses case, from the office of an optometrist in Watts, Los Angeles! Antiqued goldtone metal frame, snapping ball clasp, and a cool puckered fabric exterior. I'm not sure what the fabric is - it looks like puckered raw silk, but is sealed with something to make it durable. The case is lined in chocolate/burgundy satin, with the name of the business stamped in gold.

"Dr. Paul Ward. Optometrist, Martin's Building. 1661 F. 103 St., Watts. LUdlow 9-4150"

See pics for condition. The lining and fabric exterior are both in excellent vintage condition - no stains, tears or fading! The hinges and clasp work perfectly, the case closes very securely and snaps open easily. The metal frame has an aged patina overall, some areas darker than others.

Measures approx. 6-1/2" X 3"

This would make the prettiest, tiniest clutch purse, ideal for a night out! Or use as a glasses case, makeup box or card case. The color is so feminine and delicate. An artifact from a more elegant era, so very ladylike and cool.

Thanks for looking! To see more stuff in my vintage shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ShopMichL


If I overestimate the shipping by more than $1.00, I IMMEDIATELY REFUND THE DIFFERENCE TO YOU! (If I underestimate, oops, that's my problem - you are protected either way!)

I ship by UPS, usps First Class or parcel post, depending on the size/weight. If you need it quicker, just contact me before buying, I'm happy to adjust for expedited shipping.

For INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: I love shipping internationally! Please contact me, and I will be happy to calculate the shipping to your EXACT LOCATION.

Vintage Clutch Purse, Glasses Case, Minaudiere, Ladies Wallet. Midcentury. Mini, Ecru, Gold, Mauve, Chocolate.


  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: vintage goldtone metal, fabric, vintage fabric, vintage satin, goldtone metal, metal, patina
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 62 reviews
  • Favorited by: 110 people