Monday, November 10, 2014
Metal Filigree and Pink Plastic Child-Sized Pamart Box Bag
Metal Filigree and Pink Plastic Child’s Purse. 1950s. Maker: Pamart, Brooklyn, NY, USA. Adorable, tiny (5” wide by 3” high by 3” deep) filigree metal box bag with pink plastic (pretty sure it is not “Lucite,” as it is a thinner plastic) top and handle. Pink plastic rectangle inset at the bottom. Goldtone (now slightly tarnished) hardware.
My first Pamart purse! These are pretty pricey—even the tiny ones—so getting this for a reasonable price was very exciting. Granted, it's got some issues, but these are the type I only use for display and do not carry while I'm out. I save carrying for the heartier ones!
Here’s a link to Bag Lady University, with a brief explanation of Pamart purses, circa 1955: http://bagladyemporium.com/BLU/index.php?n=Main.Pamart