We are pleased to offer this terrific vintage purse or handbag. It is made of black satin or silk. The body of the purse is clam shaped and the fabric is vertically stitched to create a quilted look and texture. The handle is double thickness of the same fabric. The handbag is fully lined with the same fabric. The clasp is absolutely wonderful. It is a hexagonal shaped, stacked piece in silvertone and encrusted with clear crystal rhinestone baguettes and rounds. When we found the purse there were three round rhinestones missing. We have had them professionally replaced by our estate jeweler. All rhinestones are now intact.
Inside the bag there is a tag which reads "Bag by JOSEF". "Bags by Josef" produced a wide variety of handbags from leather to fabric to exquisite beaded bags. In the 1950s' they often held the front cover illustration on the trade journal "Handbags & Accessories".
Inside there is also an original beveled mirror in a signed case.The purse measures approximately 9"W x 5"D x 7"H. It is in very good condition with very, very minor wear from normal use.