This rare rigid mesh cigarette case features a lovely watercolor-style design and can be found on p. 177 of Whiting & Davis Purses by L. Johnson (c2002) at top left. It has strong color, and all of the stones are intact.
However, it does have some imperfections, including. Some wear, particularly to raised areas (ribs and applied decoration). Dark area around ball of tassel (paint loss/wear). Gap in fringe on ball of tassel 8 pieces of fringe hang from the tassel, so I don't think any fringe is missing.It looks like the fringes are just detached from one another where they overlap the ball/bead. Lid does not close as flush on the right side as the left, leaving a small gap. (not particularly noticeable when displayed but mentioned for accuracy). Though not mint, it is a lovely piece that displays beautifully, and a rare find. Vintage items such as this are in used condition with wear consistent with their age unless noted otherwise. The item "RARE VTG Antique MESH CIGARETTE CASE PURSE Vanity Bag Compact RIGID" is in sale since Tuesday, July 05, 2016. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Bags, Handbags & Cases".
The seller is "colemaninc" and is located in Brentwood, Tennessee. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, to China, SE, KR, ID, ZA, TH, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, SG, to Switzerland, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, BR, CO, PA, JM, BB, BD, BM, BN, BO, EC, EG, GF, GG, GI, GP, IS, JE, JO, KH, KY, LI, LK, LU, MC, MO, MQ, MV, NI, OM, PE, PK, PY, RE.