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Exquisite, finely detailed hand-beaded evening bag from the 1950s, labeled 'Made in France.' Delicate pastel pink and blue seed bead flowers, on a white and clear seed bead background, adorn both the front and back. The back design is different from the front, but coordinates - both sides feature flowers and a cross-hatch diamond design formed from sparkly clear beads - smaller in the front, larger on the back. Even the bottom of the purse has a worked design that resembles two typeface braces, joined together. The lift-style goldtone clasp closure is heavily beaded, in swirls of white, pastel pink, and pastel blue. Lined in cream satin that appears to be unstained. There is a pocket for a mirror (missing). A cloth tape label marked 'MADE IN FRANCE' is stitched onto the pocket.
Condition: Excellent The condition of this iconic mid-century evening bag is excellent, considering that it is only slightly younger than I am! It is missing about 3 or 4 beads up near the frame (see next to last photo). I am not an expert on purses, but I presume that even this small defect can be repaired. Also, the snake chain handle has a slight darkening - an age patina. Other than this, it appears that this bag was treasured but little used. This bag is fresh from the estate of a clothes and accessories collector.
Measurements: 7.5” measured across widest point of bag 6” measured from the top of the frame to the bottom of the bag
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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: white / pastel pink / pastel blue / brown, Size: 7.5" wide x 6" high
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Vintage 1950s Intricately Beaded Floral Evening Bag Made in France
$54 USD SOLD
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