"Midnight blue" is the new black and has been for a while. This purse, hand made in Hong Kong in the 1950's-60's, demonstrates the beauty of this bewitching color. During the mid century, hand beaded bags were made in the various beading centers of the world,namely France and Belgium. As the years passed, Hong Kong was added as a center where high end beaded bags were made. This bag illustrates the beauty of well crafted beaded bags. From the straight lines of its shape to the vertical pattern of its beading, the purse is very linear in appearance. The beading is thick and dense. The beads are very shiny and are hues of blue, purple and green. They give an aurora borealis effect although they are not that. These colors combine to create an effect that is similar to the plumage of a peacock. Just beautiful!!!!! The beads are both small and rounded and irregularly shaped as well as others that are tubular. The tubular beads are sewn in a vertical fashion as are the small round beads. The pattern is subtle and provides interest to the bag. The beads shimmer and glisten. The frame also adds a decorative accent to the bag. It is gold tone metal that is etched. On top are 15 pointed jewels in varying soft colors. The glass stones are semi transparent and have swirling within. They are each set in a decorative bezel setting. They are just lovely. The clasp is a push in/push up type. It has three of these glass stones but here they are not pointed but perfectly rounded. There is a gold tone link carry chain with a drop of 4". The inside is lined in a eggplant colored satin fabric. There is a ruffled slip pocket and another open one. There is a cloth label stating "Hand Made in Hong Kong." The inside looks like it was never used. The bag measures 6"w x 7"h x 1"d. The bag appears never o have been worn, there are no issues. Although there is no maker's identification, this purse is a high end example of Hong Kong beading. It is carefully designed and executed with skill and creativity. It is just lovely!!! Condition: MINT Excellent VINTAGE Condition
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