Extraordinary and rare vintage Straeter "Lite-On" green leather purse handbag. This collector’s item is attributed to a collaboration in 1938 by Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dali. It’s elongated, slight trapezoidal shaped, leather lined frame, top snap clasp and a handle of the same green leather. The front is accented with two pleats. The interior includes a removable gold finish engraving board featuring antique women nudes. The light mechanism is operated by a switch in the clasp, battery powered, by which you can turn on and off the internal and external light by pressing one way or the other. This same board holds a small dresser with a swing mirror that conceals a cigarette case, compartments for perfume and lipstick and a comb. It also has room to attach a small picture.The interior is lined in cinnamon color suede and has three open pockets. It includes instruction book. This bag is listed in all specialized books, is unique and sought-after by collectors and connoisseurs.
Dimensions: Height: 15.00 cm. | Width: 26.50 cm. | Depth: 8.00 cm. | Condition: EXCELLENT