Although this purse was probably made during the late 20th century by the Rodo company, it could have come straight out of the 1920-30"s. That's how strong the "deco" vibe is. Romualdo Dori started the Rodo company in 1956 and quickly gained a reputation for items that were skillfully crafted and artistically designed. The company is especially known for their woven straw bags. This purse is so simple yet it packs a strong "punch." It is all you need sometimes when your outfit is full of glitz and you want a sophisticated and smart bag to accentuate your outfit. The shape of the bag resembles bags from the '30's being simple and round. The very bottom of the bag is flat so that it can stand on its own. It appears to be very "thick" and the depth increases at the bottom of the bag. The very top of the "circle" indents inwards when touched (cannot see this but can feel it.....don't know why it was designed this way)
The bag is covered with a peau de soie black silk fabric. It is matte with a very slight sheen. The fabulous and glitzy clasp lifts upwards. It is large and is geometric in design. It is a square that is adorned by large triangular rhinestones that are faceted and set closely together. The top of the clasp has a silver tone cap that is "pyramid" shaped. There are two fabric wide carry handles with a drop of 4' drop. There also is a long thin fabric strap that can be tucked inside the bag and used as a shoulder strap when desired. The drop is 22". The inside is lined with the Rodo logo black on black fabric. There is a silver tone plaque stating "Rodo Made in Italy." The inside is very clean looking as though the bag was rarely, very minimal signs of usage. The bag measures 5 1/2"w x 6" (including the clasp) x 3 1/2"w. The bag is in "almost like new" condition. The silver cap can be polished but I would leave it with its lovely patina. This is the '80's (?) doing the '30"s. So uncomplicated, so deco, so simple, so "just right." A lovely essential bag for your closet! Condition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition
Vintage Rodo Silk Evening Bag with Jeweled Clasp and "Deco" Vibe.