Vintage Mexican metal clutch purse or shoulder hand bag in a fabulous art deco era long oval shape with a concave up design, the outer shine is a burnished gun metal color with a center silver band with a raised snap closure. There are triangular bales on the inside to attach a chain shoulder strap or a fabric rope shoulder strap, the shoulder chain or rope is no longer present. Marked on the inside of the top of the latch: MEXICO METALES. Size: approximately 7 7/8" length x 3" height x 2.5 depth. Weight: 1 pound, 0.8 ounces.Material: silver color metal, but this is probably not sterling silver. Condition: There is an area of approximately 0.5 diameter which shows a loss of the gun metal color. The shoulder chain is missing. As expected with vintage metal, there are scratches commensurate with age and wear. The inside lining is becoming detached under the bottom center latch.
One of the outer side ends has hand written numbers which are not really legible. The purse has not been cleaned. The pictures can be enlarged to view these details. The item "Vintage Art Deco Era METALES MEXICO Silver Gun Metal Clutch Purse Hand Bag" is in sale since Tuesday, August 6, 2013.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Latin American\Mexico\Other Mexican Collectibles". The seller is "ad" and is located in California. This item can be shipped to United States.