A 1950’s American basketweave bag in gold and chrome metal with lucite lid and handle. Ovular in shape. Inside it is lined in peach satin and bears the Dorset Rex label.
It measures approximately 6 inches (15cm) high to the top of the lid, 11.5 inches (29cm) to the top of the lucite handle.
Similar can be seen in the Plastic Handbags book by Kate Dooner, p66. Valued in 2005 at 350-425 US dollars.
Condition is very good.