Fantastic Signed Wilardy Vintage Lucite Tortoise Shell Handbag / Purse
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Fantastic Signed Wilardy Vintage Lucite Tortoise Shell Handbag / Purse:
FANTASTIC SIGNED WILARDY VINTAGE LUCITE TORTOISE SHELL HANDBAG / PURSE
LISTED HERE FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION IS A FABULOUS VINTAGE PURSE / HANDBAG MADE OF LUCITE SIGNED "WILARDY U S PATENTED". THIS HANDBAG IS IN THE LOVELY TORTOISE OR SHELL COLOR WITH ORIGINAL MIRROR INSIDE AND THE COVER HAS FAUX PEARLS AND GOLD RHINESTONES SET IN A BEADED BACKGROUND. WITHOUT HANDLE THE PURSE ITSELF MEASURES 7.5" ACROSS X 4.25" AND 7.25" X 4" INSIDE. THE MIRROR IS OVAL IN SHAPE AND MEASURES 6 5/8" X 3 7/8". INCLUDING HANDLE THIS PIECE STANDS NEARLY 10" TALL. THERE IS SOMESURFACE DAMAGE/SCRATCHES AND IT COULD USE A PROFESSIONAL CLEANING. THIS IS A FANTASTIC PIECE. A FRESH ESTATE FIND.
"Jewelry boxes were an inspiration to Wilardy’s founder, Will Hardy, who had originally begun incorporating Lucite parts into handbag designs for his father’s company to replace materials like leather and metals, which were restricted by the U.S. government during World War II. After he designed a Lucite jewelry box for buyers at Saks Fifth Avenue, they recommended adding a strap to turn the box into a handbag. This led to Hardy’s entry into the world of plastic purses, and by 1951, the Wilardy business was producing 64 styles of Lucite bags in 14 different colors" (EXERPT FROM COLLECTORS WEEKLY-LUCITE HANDBAGS).
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