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Exotically unusual little evening bag is a solid brass with copper accents. Has ornate foldover clasp and hinged back. Lined in a stiff purple velvet. Has a fairly long, slim chain so it can be used as a shoulder purse. Based on my research, this is a product of 1940s India, however, these also came out in the late '70s so it's hard to say.

Very good condition. There's some wear of the copper edging and this has tarnished over time. A polishing would really brighten it up. Also, an issue with this type of purse is that can open when held or swung at certain angles. I'd recommend the owner devise something to keep the clasp shut, maybe a little brass ring. Velvet lining is clean and fresh.

Measures almost 5" wide at the corners tapering to 4" in the middle.Height is about 3 3/4" Depth is 2 2/4". Chain is about 14" long.

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Vintage Small Brass Evening Purse, Velvet Lined, India


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: brass, copper, velvet
  • Only ships within United States.
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