What an adorable and striking dressy handbag. This bag was created by Rosenfeld for I.Magnin & Co during the mid century. Rosenfeld produced only high end quality handbags and his bags are still sought after by collectors and fashionistas. Many elements come together to create this charming and pleasing handbag. It is small in size and unusual in shape. The bag is slightly smaller on top than on the bottom but it is the increased depth at the bottom that makes the shape interesting. The bag seems to "slope" upwards. The fabric used is sturdy and brocade like. The background color is milk chocolate. There are glittery gold vertical stripes covering the entire bag. They are various widths going from being very thin to thicker ones. The linear stripes go all around the bag and seem to be highlighted when they transverse the rounded bottom of the bag. The curves versus the straight lines adds a ying-yang to the bag. The entire bag, including the brown and the gold fabric has a glittery sparkle to it. There is a brushed gold tone frame. The clasp is gorgeous and adds a bit of whimsy to the bag. The clasp comes from behind and is composed of two plump cherries and a leaf. They are gold tone and covered with small multi faceted marcasites. The clasp protrudes outwards and give the bag dimension and depth. The clasp is highly detailed and large, measuring 1 1/4"w x 1"h. There is a twisted rope chain used to carry the bag. It has a drop of 5 1/2". The inside is lined with a black satin fabric. There is an open slip pocket and a small coin purse is included within. Gold lettering stating "I.Magnin &Co" are on one side and the other side has "Rosenfeld" with the iconic fan. The inside is in very clean condition with minimal signs of use and age. The measurements of the bag are 6 1/2"h x 4"h x 4"d.
The bag is in great condition. Despite its small size, this bag commands quite a punch. It makes a statement. The clasp gives it a "cheerful" quality while the stripes add sophistication. A real delight! Condition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition
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