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My first thoughts upon taking this bag out of stock was "WOW this is really nice!" I realized why I bought it since my process involves only buying purses that I would keep if it doesn't sell. This particular purse is unique in many ways. It is large for its genre which is French beaded bags from the mid century. Also its color blends with the color bronze which is something not often found in a purse. The shape is typical in that it is slightly wider at the bottom than at the top. It is completely covered with tiny micro glass beads that upon careful observation are sewn in a floral pattern. The color of these beads range from honey to amber to caramel to molasses. The different hues are scattered all over the bag and the result is a sprinkled effect. These tones blend with anything bronze. The beads shine and sparkle. The frame is engraved and gold tone. The clasp is silver tone and very art deco looking. It has open work and tiny marcasites cover the metal. There also are slightly larger marcasites set in silver bezels. Large jade green glass cabochons highlight the clasp. It is a surprise element and it succeeds in making a statement. Who would have thought to add green to this "amber" mix, but it works and shows the creativity of the designer. There is a rolled rounded carry handle that has a drop of 6". The inside is lined with a melon colored silky satin fabric. There are two open slip pockets that are lined with gold trim (a sign of a high end purse). The words "Hand Made in France" are printed inside. The inside is in great condition with the moist minimal signs of vintage. The measurements of the bag are 10"w x 7"h x 2"d. The bag is in wonderful condition. There is slight bead loss on the carry strap near the connecting hardware. This is typical for a beaded purse of this age and is not a big deal.....mentioned for accuracy. The back of the clasp shows some markings (jeweler's marks???) Another example of vintage at its best! Condition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition

ITEM ID
RL-2227
ITEM SIZE
M
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
COLOR
Bronze

Vintage French Beaded Evening Bag with Ornate Clasp

$95

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