1920s Chinese Semi Precious Stonework Gold tone Filigree Jade Bangle Handle Shantung Silk Evening Bag Purse. This purse has been artfully and exquisitely restored by REVIVALS, a well known conservator and renovator of many kinds of antique and vintage purses and purse frames, based in NYC and operated in the 70s-80s and 90s making beautiful purses LIVE again with fine hand achieved workmanship. Prior to Richard Nixon opening up China, these type of purses were sold in China, by The RED GUARD official government shops that the Communist Chinese government operated to controlledly sell Chinese art, antiques and antiquities through approved channels only. Savvy buyers with large merchandisers like Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue brought these beauties back to the USA and Europe with their original feminized petit point and hand embroidered silk fabric bodies. Revivals came along and were called upon to renovate some of these older vintage bodies with new Chinese Shantung silk and a variety of other opulent and luxuriant fabric treatments. The frame is made of intricate filigree brass gold toned metal lavishly encrusted with bezel set semi precious stonework. The spectacular handle is an actual bangle bracelet in ivory toned jade, and the decoration on the frame is achieved with the use of turquoise cabochons ans bezel set surround carnelian and turquoise. the clasp is a flip up variety which releases the closure and opens several inches for easy interior access. The body of the purse is approximately 8" by 5" with a rounded oval form. The tubular jade bangle is meant to be held normally by medium and large wristed women, but a small wristed women might actually hang the purse on her wrist, using the handle as a bangle bracelet jewel. Novel and highly chic! Marked revivals on the period 80s renovation of this 1920s purse frame, creating a perfect, exquisite condition result as lovely as the original fabric body. Exquisite renovated vintage purse fabric body is in excellent condition as is the jewelled handle and frame. Simply magnificent!
1920s Chinese Semi Precious Stonework Goldtone Filigree Jade Bangle Handle Shantung Silk Evening Bag Purse