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Vintage Pearl Abalone & Brass Compact Makeup Purse

Regular price $94.00

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Gorgeous vintage makeup compact purse is shiny gold brass with an iridescent abalone inlay on one side. The purse has a gold chain strap and the top has a push-button latch. Inside is a hinged mirror on one side that flips open and can hold cash, credit cards, etc behind it. The other side of the compact has a latched compartment that holds powder and a makeup puff, an open compartment with a removable brown and beige stitched fabric envelope, and the outside pocket has a small brown tortoise comb. The compact also comes with a pop-up gold brass refillable lipstick tube.

Please note that there are some signs of wear and use to the purse - the powder compact compartment is stuck and cannot be opened, but the puff inside can be seen if you peek - however, we don't know the status of the powder or the puff inside. The removable fabric envelope has a slot and an opening that maybe used to hold a nail file or some other similar beauty tool, but is now missing. The lipstick tube does have the remains of a used red lipstick inside, but this can be removed and cleaned out and filled with a new tube for use. The purse also has a slight powdery scent to it, most likely from the makeup inside. There is no branding information to be found, but similar pieces were sold in the 40's-60's, and one of the more popular companies to create these was Elgin American. A beautiful piece overall in need of some TLC. It's perfect for any special occasion though, and a unique piece for a bride to use on her wedding day!

Measures 4.25" wide x 3" tall x .75" thick. Strap drop is 4.5".

**Please note that since this is a "special occasion" and "personal" accessory that this is a Final Sale item and returns will not be accepted for any reason.**


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