1930s Apple Juice Bakelite Detail Vintage Handbag

This stylish and evocative bag was created in the 1930s. 

Condition Report:

Very Good - A little scuffing to the exterior and lining material of the handbag. This is consistent with age and use and does not detract from the overall appeal of the piece. 


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The Details...

This elegant handbag is constructed from a deep navy blue jacquard material. It features a top handle and is detailed at the handle and front with Apple Juice Bakelite, some of which is carved with a floral design. The bag fastens with a double press stud. It has one large central compartment, a small pocket and an internal purse, which fastens with a metal kiss clasp. The bag measures 20cm x 17cm. 

A Short History...

This bag features the thermoset plastic Bakelite, used popularly in jewellery and accessories manufacture from the 1910s through to the 1940s. It has been proven to be Bakelite through testing. It is evocative of the post-depression era, when manufacture of luxury items, such as jewellery, could only really be achieved through the use of cheap, man-made materials.

Wear it With...

In shades of navy and yellow, this clutch is an ideal smart casual accessory. Pair with a baige linen jumpsuit and espadrilles for an edgy summer look. 

  • Colour Yellow, Blue
  • Era 1930s
  • Occasion Everyday, Wedding Guest, Work, Smart Casual
  • Trend Gatsby Glamour