The 1930's is the most likely time when this handbag was produced. The lady owner would carry this bag and "be good to go."
That is, this bag comes with an array of lady's accessories, namely a separate compact, a separate cigarette case and a small coin purse-all done in the same fabric as the bag. This is most unusual (Judith Leiber reinvented the inclusion of necessity items but hers were more attuned to the later half of the 20th century) and is evidence that this bag was a high end product. It was probably created in France since there is a grand quality to its design, shape and details. The bag is rather
large and is a stylized fan shape. It comfortably fits a cell phone (a notion of which no one would ever have dreamed of in the 1930's!). The bag is tightly ruched at the top resulting in folds and pleats throughout the bag. The jacquard fabric, a type of fabric that is recognized by its intricate woven patterns, is sturdy and substantial. It is covered with stylized flowers of varying sizes that seem to be floating throughout the pattern. There are sweeping vines that give the flowers a degree of movement. The background color is a light beige and the flowers are done in muted olive green and mauve. The fabric has faded through the years and there are areas that appear darker. This gives the bag a wonderful patina and is evidence that this bag comes from a different time. This does not take away from the beauty of the bag,in my opinion. However, if it bothers you please don't buy this bag. There isn't a frame to this bag. However, the large clasp is stunning and spectacular. It has a deco vibe and consists of bezel set multi colored rhinestones attached to antiqued gold tone hardware. The hardware has a curve to it which reflects the curve motif of the bag. The inside is lined with a light buttercup yellow satin and there are 3 open slip pockets and two other pockets probably for lipstick. The cigarette case, compact ( powder and the powder puff are inside), and the coin purse complete the inside of the bag. There are minimal signs of use and age on the inside. The measurements of the bag are 14"w x 6"h x 1"d. With the exception of the color fading, the bag is in wonderful condition. This bag, by virtue of its size and shape, is a statement maker. It has such a retro vibe. Bags such as this one are not often seen. And to have one with all its accessories, is amazing! Just put your cell phone inside and you are "good to go." Condition: Excellent- - VINTAGE Condition
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