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Lot 62: Three Vintage Purses

Handbags & Fashion | Jewelry | 20th Century Decorative Arts

by Litchfield County Auctions Inc

November 30, 2016

Litchfield, CT, USA

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  • Three Vintage Purses
  • Three Vintage Purses
  • Three Vintage Purses
  • Three Vintage Purses
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Description: 1930's deco pattern mesh purse with gold tone chain link fringe, top gold tone engraved metal spring frame and chain link handle. 7"x4.5" Early 1900's landscape painted mesh compact, fitted pursegold dore interior with mirror, cigarette compartment, coin & rouge holders. Hand painted hard form mesh purse with flowers and tree design, jeweled stone & filigree accents, tassel embellishment, and chain link handle. 3"x3.5"x1" Micro beaded purse with oriental rug beaded design and elaborate frame. Frame has enameling, filigree, faux pearls, faux rubies, Carnelian agate cabochon and carved cameo cabochon. 10" tall including fringe. (AMYG8834/3) {KR}
Property Title:
From the Collection of Amy Greene, NYC.

“Greene, 83, was one of Monroe's closest friends and confidantes. She was the Cuban model-turned-housewife of Milton Greene, a celebrity photographer who first photographed Monroe in 1953; hit it off with her; and had her as his and Amy's houseguest at their home in Weston, Connecticut, where they lived with their infant son, for four years (1954-1957) while Monroe, at the height of her fame, took a hiatus from living and working in Hollywood, and eventually returned on her own terms, as the co-chief -- with Milton -- of her own production company, Marilyn Monroe Productions” (As reported in the Hollywood Reporter)
Measurements: See description.
Condition: Good, no issues.

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