A beautiful and stunning vintage from the 1940s. This Bag by Josef is truly a unique one in that it is made of White Caviar beads on Bronze weave. From the early-nineteen thirties on, Bags by Josef, of Gold Seal Importers, were the ultimate in luxurious beaded handbags and accessories. They were very, very expensive.
From New York City, these fine treasures were seen in the top, most prestigious stores at the time such as Saks Fifth Avenue. Today, Bags by Josef are highly collectible. This splendid Josef is in pristine vintage condition and it is also from a private collection.
When you first look and hold this bag, you feel the softness of the weave and the quality overall. Not a single bead is missing. Also, there are no odors of age, no ink, and no broken weave.
Inside, there is a single slip pocket and the original tag is present and clearly reads “Bag by Josef.” It is spacious inside. Made from a Beige vinyl inside, it is soft and clean with just the slightest signs of use.
On the outside, the rolled frame is clean and tarnish-free. The kiss snaps work perfectly and have Mother of Pearl insets. The thick, beaded handle is soft and comfortable to hold. The round bottom is clean and intact as well.
Only a few beads are loose but there and are easily tightened. This is a Josef that is perfect to carry to any event and it will accent your attire with elegance. Very few of these exist today.
The dimensions are 6“L x 7”H x 6“D and the handle has a 6“drop.
As always, this fine Bag by Josef will come to you shipped with the utmost care via USPS Priority Mail or your choice of shippers indicated with insurance. Never a handling charge, just the exact shipping to your zip code. I ship all over the world and will gladly combine shipping on multiple purchases.
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A fine rare vintage.
Vintage Bag by Josef Caviar Bead Evening Bag