Oh how it shines! The sparkle factor of this bag is off the charts. Made in France, circa 1950's, the bag has a label stating "Jorelle by Llewellyn". This in itself is very interesting since Llewellyn is known as one of the premier manufacturers of lucite and plastic bags. This collaboration with Jorelle bags was a surprise to me proving you can learn something new everyday. The bag is done in tiny micro glass beads. The color of the beads is the statement maker of his bag. It is a very luxurious hue of red resembling a soft cranberry color. Although a "cousin" of red, this shade is elegant, mellow and classy. The beads sparkles and shine as the light bounces off them. There is ruching near the top of the bag resulting in gentle pleating. The bag is a clamper style. It is bordered in a decorative gold tone edging. It too is completely covered with these cranberry beads but they are sewn in a braided or twisted fashion. These "lines" of beads are dimensional and not lay flat on the clamper frame. In the middle of the frame, there is a large decorative gold tone medallion that is enameled and beaded. This accent is ornate and provides the perfect amount of pizzazz for the bag. There is a beaded carry strap with a drop of 4 3/4". The inside is lined with a light beige satin fabric. There is an open slip pocket. The stamped label states "Made in France Jorelle by Llewellyn." There is the residue of what appears to be tape over the identification stamp. The inside shows some faint indications of wear and age. The bag measures 9"w x 6"h x 2"d. The bag is in great condition. The is slight bead loss on the under side of the carry strap but since it is underneath it remains a minor issue. The bag is gorgeous, the color sublime and the beads spectacular. The sparkle and gleam of the bag gives it an almost magical quality. This purse has a lot going for it and is definitely a bag that will turn heads. Condition: Excellent- VINTAGE Condition
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