50’s Creamy Ivory Lucite Wilardy Handbag$195.00
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1950's Creamy Ivory Lucite Wilardy Handbag
This is a LARGE Oval Creamy Ivory Lucite Handbag by Wilardy. It has Gold Tone Filigree decoration at the handle bases and the closure. The closure has a pearl like center and the filigree has been polished so it shines. Inside there is a rectangular mirror. The Wilardy name is engraved on the hinge and there is a Wilardy sticker below the hinge also.
Some History of the Wilardy Handbags: Wil Hardy joined his father's company named Handbag (Metal) Specialities. Toward the end of WWII he was able to get some damaged airplane noses that were made of lucite. During that period leather and suede were in scarce supply so this was a perfect solution. He designed a lucite jewelry box and what is exciting he brought it to the buyers of Saks Fifth Avenue New York. They loved it and asked him to add a handle and the rest was history. The last photograph features Wil Hardy accepting an award in 1954.
Measurements - Length - 10"
Width - 4. 25
Height - 6. 78" without the handles, 13" with the handles
This Lovely will hold any size Cell Phone you have plus all your other necessaries.
Near MINT Condition - This Lucite Handbag does not have any warping, crazing, chips, or smells at all. It does have a faint scratch on the front right side and some scratches on the bottom. There is a small spot of clouding on the bottom and a little on the front if it is examined really closely. The mirror does show through the top which is typical of the cream and ivory lucite handbags. None of these deter from its beauty and useability. All of my lucite handbags will have the lucite cleaned and shined, and the brass or silver will also be polished ready for your Next Outing!
This item is sold from a vintage boutique in Birmingham, AL.
Material: Leather & suede