M.I. Hummel Design Handbag Purse
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Directory: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Organics: Wood: Pre 1960: item # 1178242
Please refer to our stock # 291.5 when inquiring.
223 Egremont Plain Road PMB Box 148
North Egremont, MA 01230-2284
917 881 4973
Measurements: 6" tall x approximately 7" x 7" with a 15" handle
The body of the basket is made of either split reed or black ash which was painted a dark teal. No splits or breaks in the reed.
The bottom is a thin, solid piece of wood - also painted teal.
The body of the basket purse was then finished with a light green velvet ribbon which shows some age wear and some staining to the front where a decorative plate might originally been attached (identifying the name and number of the Hummel figurine pictured??)
The interior is finished not only with velvet ribbon, but some interesting blue/green fabric brocade - in good, undamaged condition.
The top of the bag appears at first glance to be bakelite, but it is not.. The top lid shows a charming Hummel decal under lacquer (to prevent damage). The interior of the lid shows a decal of two birds in flight. Neither decal is damaged or faded.
Hinges are solid brass.
The handle is also undamaged and swings freely.