Green is next in line behind black and blue to become the new "it" color. This purse, dating from the 1940's, is essentially a bright kelly green bag that is complemented by other colors to create a striking and distinctive evening purse. The purse is rectangular and it has a clamper style frame. The fabric is silk that seems to slightly have a raw silk effect. The background of the fabric is metallic thread that resembles antique gold (it is not too shiny nor is it too bright). There is a stylized pattern of varied flowers and shapes. The pattern has a deco vibe. The colors of the design are teal green, sea green, kelly green, aqua and bright sun yellow. The same fabric is on the front and the back. However, the flat bottom has a similar fabric that has only two large medallions that coordinate with the design. The fabric on the clamper frame also has a coordinated fabric artistically placed (this is a sign that alot of thought and planning went into creating this hand made purse). There is a decorative gold bead that borders the scalloped edge of the clamper. There is gold tone hardware throughout. The kelly green silk handle has a drop of 5". The inside is lined with kelly green bright satin. There are two open slip pockets and a zippered one. There isn't any maker's mark or indication of country of origin (although I believe it is french). The inside hows minimal signs of wear and age and there is one small spot inside. The measurements of the purse are 8"w x 6"h x 2"d. The bag is in great condition. There is one area by the upper right front corner that might be slightly darker than the rest of the bag but because of the intricate pattern, it is hard to notice. Much of it is hidden by the clamper frame. This is a very unusual bag. It is regal and sophisticated. It was designed and executed with thought and care. It is really lovely. And it is the new "it" green color. Condition: Excellent- VINTAGE Condition
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