This lovely c. 1930's to 1940's Copper Glass Beaded purse is commonly referred to as a box purse because it has a stiff frame. There is wonderful geometric design throughout with raised beaded flower and leaf sections. The clasp is invisible with beading. It is fully lined in brown satin and has a slightly worn mirror on the lid and an inside pocket which bears the label - Paris, Charlet Bag, New York (with a floral garland and K & S. What makes this purchase particularly unique and rare is the expanding wide bottom, ie: sits flat with a wider base but can hold more items which would fill it out and give it more form. Gorgeous useable purse to add to a retro wardrobe and great display.
CONDITION: The condition is excellent. I've not missing sections or beads, with minor wear to the mirror and needs a cleaning.
SIZE: When flat, the purse measures 7 1/2 inches at base and 5 1/2 inches at lid and 3 1/2 inches high with a beaded handle that measures 9 inches or 18 on both sides. When filled it extends to 4 3/4 inches.
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