50’s Wilardy Handbag In a Shiny Black Lucite with Gold Tone Filigree$425.00

  • 50’s Wilardy Handbag In a Shiny Black Lucite with Gold Tone Filigree
  • 50’s Wilardy Handbag In a Shiny Black Lucite with Gold Tone Filigree
  • 50’s Wilardy Handbag In a Shiny Black Lucite with Gold Tone Filigree
  • 50’s Wilardy Handbag In a Shiny Black Lucite with Gold Tone Filigree
  • 50’s Wilardy Handbag In a Shiny Black Lucite with Gold Tone Filigree
  • 50’s Wilardy Handbag In a Shiny Black Lucite with Gold Tone Filigree
  • 50’s Wilardy Handbag In a Shiny Black Lucite with Gold Tone Filigree
  • 50’s Wilardy Handbag In a Shiny Black Lucite with Gold Tone Filigree
  • 50’s Wilardy Handbag In a Shiny Black Lucite with Gold Tone Filigree
  • 50’s Wilardy Handbag In a Shiny Black Lucite with Gold Tone Filigree
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Size: OS
Material: leather & suede
50’s Wilardy Handbag In a Shiny Black Lucite with Gold Tone Filigree

RARE WILARDY Handbag/Lucite Purses/Lucite Bags/Lucite Handbags/Wilardy Purses/50's Vintage Purses/Wilardy/Good Vintage Condition

Circa 1950's WILARDY Handbag in a Shiny Black Lucite with Gold Tone Filigree

This is a Lovely Black Oval Shaped Handbag with Gold Tone Filigree on the Front. This style of a Wilardy is not shown in any of the Lucite Handbag Books which indicates it is a Rare Piece. It has a latch closure which is also rare to Wilardy. Inside there is a Full Mirror that fits the lid.

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.

Measurements - Length - 8. 25"

Width - 5. 5"

Height - 4" without the handles, 7. 5" with the handles

This should hold any size Cell Phone You Use.

Good Vintage Condition - This Lucite Handbag does not have any clouding, warping, crazing, or smells at all. There are the normal scratches on the bottom. There is some age appropriate patina on the right side of the filigree and on the hinge on the back. There are some light scratches on the handbag. Inside there is a small spot where the top finish is missing (see photograph #9). None of these are concerning. Please remember vintage goodies are not new. Each carry traces of those who have loved and enjoyed them in the past. 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 an excellent, highly rated vintage boutique in Birmingham, AL.

This item is sold from an excellent, highly rated vintage boutique in Birmingham, AL.

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