Wednesday, April 18, 2012

1938 Snow White Handbags

1938 Snow White child purses manufactured by Banner Bros. of New York. Made of celluloid over cardboard with leatherette sides and accent trim. Handsome Tenggren-inspired lithographed image applied to one side. Each purse is accented with a brass-plated metal top frame and a snap-clasp closure along with a chain handle. They also include a small mirror attached to a hang strap.

Black design measures approximately 4.5" x 5".

Red "tear drop" reaches 6.25" x 6.25" at its farthest points.


2016 UPDATE: This brown variation went up for sale at Van Eaton Galleries. According to the auction description, the purse measures 4.5" x 5.25" and was produced in 1938 by King Innovations.