Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Stylemark by Mutterperl Red Box Purse

Red Faux Leather Box Purse. 1950s. Maker: Since 1901, Stylemark by Mutterperl, Made in USA. Lovely leather or faux leather (probably faux) classic oblong red box purse. Two straps, unusually-shaped snap closure, decorative-but-subtle white stitching. Lined in red grosgrain or similar fabric. Interior mirror. One pocket. Attached change purse. Four tiny metal feet.

This is a beautiful, well-made bag. When it arrived, I knew it would have some defects, including the fact that it needed to be re-glued on the inside, where there was a separation from the lining and the cardboard portion of the box. However, I soon realized that this was probably from age and that the purse was rarely or perhaps never used.

Here’s a link to Bag Lady University, with a history and photos of Stylemark purses: http://bagladyemporium.com/BLU/index.php?n=Main.StylemarkByMutterperl  

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