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Vintage brass clam shell purse.

Inside of Vintage brass clam shell purse.

A charming and darling accessory specifically created for the tourist trade is from I believe the 1920's.  This brass purse is formed to look like a clam shell.  I have not cleaned or polished this purse so it still has it's original patina.  It has some minor dents here and there.  It has either brass or copper, not sure which, filigree hinge and snap closure.  It is lined with a royal blue velvet.  It's obviously been worn down, thus a very well loved and often used purse.  It is actually quite roomy.  Purse measures approximately 7 inches tall and 6 inches wide at the widest.  It's 5 inches deep (when open) and the opening is 4 1/4 inches by 3 1/8th inches.  The I believe to be brass curb chain is 34 inches long and is attached to the sides of the purse, for an overall hanging length of close to 20 inches.  A wonderful and unique addition to any purse collection!!


Item # AP53

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