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1950s Mother of Pearl Minaudiere, Vintage Evening Bag

$125.00

Striking mother-of-pearl minaudiere, a small decorative case for carrying cosmetics or jewelry.
Approx. Size (cm): 5.5″ x 3″ (14 x 7.5); 4″ hang (10).
Condition:  MOP is in excellent shape.  The brass shows wear on the back, please see photos.
Era: 1950s.
Mark/Label: None.
Only one – Buy Now!

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A sophisticated 1950s mother-of-pearl minaudiere to make your evening extra special.

Vintage Minaudiere Details

  • Small evening bag designed as a compact.
  • Brass purse with tiles of sparkling mother of pearl on the front.  
  • Each side opens and snaps closed.
  • One side has a money clip the other side contains the original mirror plus s space for lipstick, and powder.  
MOP cocktail bag sizing

What is a Minaudiere

A minaudière is a small, decorative clutch purse, typically made of metal or covered in decorative fabric, and often adorned with jewels, beads, or other ornamental details. The name “minaudière” comes from the French word “minauder,” which means to act coy or flirtatious.

The design was created by Van Cleef & Arpels in the 1930s and was named after its founder’s wife, Estelle Arpels. It is often used as an accessory for formal occasions, such as weddings, galas, and other fancy events, and is typically just large enough to hold a few small items, such as lipstick, a compact, and a small amount of money or credit cards. 

Shipping & Returns

We ship items within five business days. Occasionally, there might be shipping delays. If this occurs, we will promptly notify you.

Clothing and accessories ship via USPS Priority Mail, UPS, or FedEx, selecting the best option based on price and insurance. Jewelry ships either First Class or Priority. For overseas orders, we use International First Class. Please refer to our Shipping Information for detailed rates.

International buyers are responsible for all customs duties. PLEASE NOTE: Starting July 1, 2021, EU members will incur VAT taxes based on the specific country’s tax rates during importation.

We know you may be wary about buying vintage items. If so, we do offer returns. If you receive vintage pieces and are dissatisfied or if the item doesn’t fit, please inform Madge of your return request within 10 days of receiving the merchandise. You must return the items within 30 days after notifying us.

You can find our complete Return Policy here. If you have further questions after reading, please call or text (404) 850-1757.

 

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