A purse with Fragonard porcelain plaques is very desirable. A purse with eight Fragonard plaque is very unique and rare. This bag by Delill, circa 1960's, is an example of such a unique and rare purse. Delill created many quality bags during the mid century that were varied in size and design. I believe this particular bag is white pressed leather made to look like lizard. I don't think it is genuine lizard, but I could be wrong. It could even be faux leather but I doubt it because Delill made quality bags and wouldn't put an ornate frame on a faux body. It really doesn't matter because the body of the bag looks wonderful. It is a snowy milk white and it is very clean. The ornate frame is the focal point of the bag. It is clamper style and the top is completely covered with tiny glass beads and faux pearls. This is done in a stylistic manner and the design is one of flowers and fronds. the background is gold metallic beads and the raised floral palette is shades of pink, yellow and white. There are small faux pearls throughout. On the part of the frame that hangs over the top of the bag, there are eight Fragonard oval porcelain plaques, each surrounded by gold metallic beading. The plaques appear to be hand painted. There are five different scenes (some are repeated twice). Each scene is in a pastoral setting with two aristocratic figures, a lady and a gentleman, enjoying life and each other. These scenes are colorful, detailed and romantic. The row of eight plaques makes quite a statement! There is a gold serpentine carry chain with a drop of 4". The inside is lined with an off white satin material. There is an open slip pocket. The Delill name is stamped inside in gold letters. The inside is very clean. The bag measures 8"x 6 1/2" x 1 1/2"w. The bag is in great condition especially considering that it is white. Tiny sign of age on one corner and one pearl is missing between the plaques. That's it! This is a bag that is timeless and very versatile. Fragonard scenes are the epitomize the game of love in a playful manner. This purse is the perfect accessory to wear to that romantic candlelight dinner! Even better idea, perfect for the most romantic occasion of all: the wedding! Condition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition
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