Charming beaded purse is marked with a tag inside which reads, "Delill Hand Made in Italy". The beads are copper colored, woven with a gold thread; the inside lining is a copper color as well. This is in very good shape, with no tears or stains in the lining, no missing beads on the outside, and a tight clasp. It measures 5 1/2 inches wide by 4 3/4 inches from top to bottom.
The company was founded in 1941 by the husband and wife team, Desire and Lilly Rotkel in New York City. Their company made some of the finest handbags of the time. The company renewed their trademark in 1968 and were well known for their beaded, plastic, and embroidered bags, as well as their famous poodle tote. The purse shown here may have been part of an ensemble in which a smaller purse was carried inside a much larger bag.
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