The Bulbous body contour of this stylish Maxim Tortoise Bakelite bag is a perfect example of why these bags are so sought after! The nearly round body transitions to a 3 1/2 inch square opening at the top, adorned with a one-inch thick complex beveled lid. The inside surface of this lid shows very fine web-like crazing in certain lights. The rounded body perches solidly on four amber hemisphere feet. An interesting and enlightening feature of the piece is the long rivet designed handle attachment, whose reversed curved finish terminates permanently in a minute pinhole in the body of the bag. Before I saw this example, I believed this hardware style existed only in early Llewellyn bags. Marked in incised letters on the interior back "Original by Maxim" with a wonderful pheasant logo I|ve never seen before. Measures 6 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 6 1/2"."
This item was part of the archives of the Bag Lady Emporium, originally in operation from 1996 through 2022 (Inventory ID B00142). It sold for $319.00.