VINTAGE Dorset & Rex 5th Basket Woven Brass Purse Clutch Retro
This listing is for a Vintage Brass Woven Metal Basket Clutch Purse from the 1950's.
Excellent condition. No rust, dents, discoloration or scratches. Has been very well taken care of all these years. Purse has a smooth open and close, latches in front with hook. Dark blue Velvet type material interior and the original tag inside, marking: Dorset Rex Fifth Avenue.
The purse includes the original white bone like comb, which fits into the inside pocket. No damage to comb.
Purse measures 9" long x 3.25" wide x 3.25" deep. Handle on top: 2.50" tall and 4" wide.
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The company often used a metal filigree, mesh, or basket weave for the body of a bag and gave it a plastic base, lid, and handle. The metal would be white or yellow, and the plastic parts might be black, taupe, or tortoiseshell.
The Fifth Avenue brand name for Dorset compacts is likely to date from the post-war years until the early 1950s. In 1951 Dorset and Rex were joined. The Dorset-Rex Fifth Avenue brand became known in the States for mixed metal and also Lucite (Perspex) handbags,which are now highly collectable.