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Amazing vintage 30s multi-pocket handbag.Please
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Here is a black leather handbag, with double strap, unusual clasp, and red leather interior with a total of eight compartments, including three zipped and two side pockets. It dates from the 1930s, and includes the original coin purse and double-sided handbag mirror.
Although somewhat battered, it is in excellent condition for its age - the worst damage is on the bottom - and the gold decoration on the front and back is still good. There is a monogram under the flap, just readable but not photographable - JR.
It is trimmed and strengthened with gold coloured metal at the corners and on the straps. Each of the four bottom corners (front and back) and those of the flap are decorated in gold...isn't this just gorgeous?
I especially love the clasp mechanism...these two little knobs turn clockwise, and, when pushed gently downwards, lock into place. The flap clasp is slightly hinged, and when pressed into place, the knobs spring back to their original position - really easy when you know how, very awkward if you don't, so very secure!
The 1930s are known for their larger handbags, and this one measures an impressive 10¼ by 7¾ by 3 inches (26 x 19.5 x 7.5 cms) - plenty of room, even by modern standards!
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