This is a fine example of a Lucite showstopper, box purse designed in the early 1950's by Charles S. These types of purses displayed the standard 3-ball closure specific to Kahn's purses. It features a floral carved pattern on the inside of the see-through clear lid. It has a curved hard box shape that looks like spun silk.
This is a very sweet and rare purse that I hope you will want to add to your collection. Display it under lights or carry it to your next party. History: a s stated in a COUNTRY LIVING article on Lucite Purses : In the late 1940s, a new plastic called Lucite was introduced. "Women of all ages carried these bags, now works of art, " says Frank Maresca, coauthor with Robert Gottlieb of.
A Certain Style, The Art of the Plastic Handbag 1949-59. They were made in shapes such as beehives, lanterns, and hatboxes, and embellished with rhinestones, colored glass, pearls, and shells. Please examine photos and ask any questions if needed. This was part of my antique purse collection.I have chosen to sale all pieces so that someone else can enjoy them as I have. It features: measures 7" W (at its widest point) x 3.5" H (3.75" with stand & +4.75" with handle). 3.75 deep (at it's widest point). In great shape and condition typical aging and with some light scratches from use (really have to hold up to light to see them).
Inside is good and clean, again some light scratches molded curve handle with movable hinges. The item "Antique 1950's Charles S.
Kahn Designer Lucite Carved Box Handbag Purse clear" is in sale since Tuesday, June 2, 2020. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Bags, Handbags & Cases".The seller is "kimmiedunk" and is located in Marietta, Georgia. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Mexico, Germany, Japan, Brazil, France, Australia, Russian federation, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.