VINTAGE WILARDY CLUTCH, PURSE, STARDUST + TULLE NETTING
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For Sale is a a very lovely purse made by Wilardy Originals of Union City, New Jersey. The style of the purse is a clutch and it measures 6 1/8" wide, 4 3/16" deep and 1 3/8" tall.
The Clutch is made of clear Lucite with Tulle netting and sprinkles of silver glitter which creates a nice sparkling affect. This pattern was named "Stardust" when it was created and can still be viewed in the original catalog pages. It has a metal hook shaped closure which snaps over a metal peg and it does close securely. The hardware is gold toned to compliment and it has a piano style hinge with the embossed Block Letter Wilardy logo.
The purse is considered to be in Very Good to Excellent Condition as it was gently used. There are some light scratches and dulling on the metal hook closure that is most likely from the natural oils on ones hands. This does not detract from the beauty or style of this very fashionable clutch.
Will Hardy was the designer and owner of Wilardy Originals and was in business from 1946 until 1979. He was considered the king of Lucite items and produced lighting, bathroom fixtures, tableware and many other items as well. He started originally with his father in New York and was known as Handbag Specialties. In 1953 the factory and office was relocated to Union City and became Wilardy Originals. Their purses were sold in designer boutiques and stores in Hollywood, Miami, Paris, London and Fifth Avenue in New York.
This Clutch Purse was made Circa 1955-1960.
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- Textiles, Clothing & Accessories
- Type / Pattern
- WILARDY ORIGINALS
- Width: 6.13 inches
- Height: 1.38 inches
- Depth: 0 inch
- Weight: 0 pound
- CLUTCH PURSE