This French purse is absolutely gorgeous. It is different from the decorated purses of the time period (1950'-60's) and it is larger. It is high end, the creator Duzend Ganz produced top of the line bags. It has an adorable small coin purse with exactly the same ornamentation as the larger bag. It is mesmerizing to look at. It is rectangular in shape with cut in upper corners. The background is black silk/ satin. There are pansy like flowers dotting the entire space. They measure one inch in diameter and there are 25 flowers. The petals are thickly sewn with a metallic thread that protrudes outwards from the flat surface. The flowers on the perimeter have decorative metallic green threads. They sort of form a perimeter with flowers without leaves the middle. The metallic threads are hues of lavender, bronze, rust, taupe, olive, pink and gold. In between all of this are small bright gold beads that are sewn in clusters or singularly placed. All these elements combine to make a magical, three dimensional palette. Flowers are sewn on the bottom and there is beading on the gussets. The floral design is the same on the front and the back. There is a bright gold tone frame that is minimally seen. Coming from behind is a large swirling accent which serves as the clasp. It overlaps on itself and is covered with tiny marascites. It is raised above the frame. It closes with a snap. It is gorgeous. There is a silk carry strap that has this gorgeous metallic embroidery on it. The drop is 5 1/2". The inside is lined with a champagne colored satin fabric. There are 2 open pockets that are bordered with gold trim. It is imprinted in gold with "Duzend-Gans.....Paris." The inside is in great condition with very little indications of age or use. The purse measures 9"w x 6 1/2"h x 2"d Now for the added bonus: the coin purse. This purse is done in the exact same manner as the larger one. Both front and back have the metallic flowers and the golden beads. It too is lined with champagne satin and it is wonderful condition. This entire set is in almost perfect condition. There may be a few missing golden beads on the larger purse but you have to look closely to see this. This is definitely a luxury high end purse. The work needed to create such a purse was certainly time consuming. The result is a one of a kind evening bag and coin purse that are mesmerizing, timeless and statement making. Definitely a head turner!!! Condition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition
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