1930s Italian Leather Clutch, Embossed Mandala and Celluloid Clasp
This is the loveliest, most delightful little purse! Made in Italy around 1930, it is 100% leather which has been skillfully embossed and dyed on all sides. The central design is of a mandala-like shape with classical acanthus leaves that surround. The background is a pretty ivory or egg shell color which serves as the perfect compliment to the dyed pink, yellow and blue details. The colors are all still vibrant with a fantastic ombré effect. The celluloid piece on top is fixed to the back panel and lifts slightly to release the front panel. The interior is lined with a blue-gray moire fabric and there is a central, independent pouch that has two separate compartments. On the upper left corner of the lining on the back panel is a faint gilt mark that says "MADE ITALY". The frame, across the top, measures 6-1/4". The height from the top of the frame to the bottom of the purse is 5-1/4". The overall condition is good. There are little areas of wear here and there but nothing so significant as to be worth singling out. No tears or holes or missing stitches. It opens and closes as it should and yes, an iPhone 6 will fit!