Although the maker is unknown, this evening bag, circa 1950's, is well made and smart looking with a retro appearance. The shape is "pouch like" and the bottom is significantly wider than the top. The fabric is a sturdy yet soft grosgrain (silk?). There is very tight ruching at the top. Gentle pleats are throughout the bag. It is medium sized and opens and closes with a zipper. The focal point of the bag is a large jeweled butterfly affixed to the top of the bag. The butterfly seems to be made from a resin and is fully encrusted with small colored rhinestones. The front is carved and the wings are spread out. There are tiny silver bead like accents throughout. The butterfly measures almost 3" w x 2 1/4 h. The butterfly has dimension and depth and could just "fly away" at any moment. Interestingly the top of the bag follows the curve of the butterfly's shape and likewise is curved at this point. To me, this indicates a well thought out design and probably an above average product. There is a double tubed handle that is knotted on the top. The drop is 6 1/2". The inside is lined with a peach colored satin like fabric. There is a double open slip pocket. The original mirror and plastic comb is included. There are some indications of wear but the lining is mostly clean. There is the remnant of a cloth identification label. (When I first saw this bag I thought it was made by the company "Guild Originals", it is that similar to their designs. Again the actual maker is a mystery to me). The measurements are 10 1/2" (at the bottom) x 8"h x 1 1/2"d. The bag is in wonderful condition with minimal signs of wear and age. Quite a lovely bag at quite a lovely price! Condition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition
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