When I look at this delightful little gem from France I think of the season of autumn. That is because within the design are many falling leaves and flowers done in autumnal colors. The material of the bag is an interesting brocade with a black background. Most of the bag is covered with leaves, flowers and vertical stripes. Practically all the foliage and other aspects of the pattern are done in metallic threads. The colors used throughout are red, bronze, brown, yellow, wheat, gold and silver blue. They "pop" against the black background. The addition of varied sized and colored "columns" somehow adds to the feeling of vertical "falling". So much depth to such a petite treasure! The frame is equally charming. It is half moon shape and is a brass tone with engravings. Over the frame is a raised arch that is set with faux pearls each placed in a small gold tone "cup." There are 28 pearls. These pearls are not bright white but are more ivory toned with an "antiqued" like appearance. They are the size of a pea. The pearl arch appears to be like a crown or tiara worn on top of the purse body. The clasp is also gorgeous and large. It consists of these faux pearls arranged in3 rows of 3 pearls and one row of one pearl. Unlike the arch, this accent is very square and geometric. There is a tiny antiqued gold tone chain with very small links and a drop of 2". The purse can dangle from 2 fingers. The inside is lined with a shiny black satin fabric. There is a small open slip pocket. Imprinted on the satin is "MADE IN FRANCE." The inside looks as though the purse was never worn. The measurements are 5 1/4"w x 5 7/8"h x 1 1/2"d. The purse is in great condition. The etched gold tone frame shows age which is referred to as patina in the vintage/antique world. This is an absolute darling purse. Although small, it definitely makes an appearance and is seen. You don't have to be big to make a statement!. Condition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition
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