Vintage Lucite Bakelite Clutch Handbag Purse By Ilene Rhinetone Bee Pattern For SalePurse measures 4x7x2 inches. It's made of a hard plastic type material that I believe is Lucite or Bakelite due to the age. It's a brown tortoise shell pattern as well. The design on the front are etched bees with rhinestones on the body and eye. It appears that almost all are in tact, except 2 but some are a little 'knicked' but hanging in there. Insde label reads Ilene New York London Paris. The lining is a bit yellowed with age and some some light staining but no rips and is holding in place well. Latch works fine. The bottom hinge screws have a couple 'internal' cracks around them and from collecting these types of bags for over 20 years I can say this is quite a common problem. However - I have used and displayed this bag myself - it's time to weed out some of my collection.
NOTE: Please ask any questions prior to offerding on item. Many of my items are vintage/estate sale items. Most are in 'as found' condition as my knowledge of cleaning/repair of older items can often result in ruining the item. I leave that to the collector who has more knowledge about their individual passions. I describe items the best way I can including any and all perceived flaws, but condition is subjective, especially on vintage items. I love them and use them personally and in my home all the time. I will not put up for sale, an item I would not use or display myself...even if it has some flaws...in my opinion, it's part of the charm of vintage items. But everyone has a different idea so offer accordingly. But..with that in mind, I will work hard to make you happy. Communication is the key.
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