Ed B Robinson created gorgeous purses from the 1940's thru the 1950's. I do not know where this company ceased doing business and I believe this purse was produced towards the end of his tenure. He had offices in New York, London and Paris and created bags using the finest materials and specifications. He produced many different kinds of bags including petit point stitched in France or Austria, enamel frames with limoge inserts beaded in France and other purses indicative of the glorious times. I always know when looking at a Ed B Robinson bag that it is finely done and is top of the line. This bag surprised me. It is so different from his other styles. It definitely has a more modern design but nevertheless is striking and unusual and well made. It reminds me of a stylized "couch" shell. The bag is rounded and curves represent the central theme. There are spirals that go round and round culminating in a design similar to the shell. The beads completely cover the front and back of the bag so that the bottom fabric cannot be seen. The colors are soft and cool. The swirls are done in beads that are bright white, gold tone, pewter colored, creme colored and lavender. Most beads have a slight aurora borealis tone. The beads vary in size and shape ranging from small round to long and tubular. A small rectangular white bead with a mother of pearl coating is predominantly used between the swirling colored beads. The effect of all of this is mesmerizing and astonishing. This beading design covers the entire bag including the bottom. The bag opens and closes with a zipper that is not visible from the outside. There is a white silk braided carry strap with a drop of 18". Two silk tassels adorn the bag at both sides. The inside is covered with a white silky satin fabric. There is a compartment inside that is separated for lipstick and compact. There is a sewn in label stating "Hand Made Expressively for Ed B Robinson."
The inside is in great condition with only the most minuscule signs of use. I believe this bag was hardly used. The measurements of the bag are 7"w x 7"h x 1"d. The bag is in wonderful condition. The bag has a "beachy" vibe. It is hypnotizing, I could peacefully stare at it for minutes on end. It certainly "casts a spell" few bags are capable of doing. Condition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition
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