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Is there anything more beautiful than a field of sunflowers or a bouquet of sunflowers in a vase. Van Gogh seemed to agree with this statement when he painted his famous still life picture of sunflowers in a vase. The designer of this purse (it is unmarked) also felt this way when he designed it with a huge partial gold tone metal sunflower as its frame. The purse is delightfully medium size and roomy. It is a strange shape since it has "wings" protruding at both sides. There are straight lines and the top is rounded to conform to the bottom of the sunflower. The middle section is more of a traditional evening purse of its time, circa 1950's (?). It is made of a luxurious black silk which has a slight sheen. There is tight ruching in the middle section which results in flowing pleats. There are two carry handles made of the same silk. The drop is 7" to the top of the bag. The bag has a flat bottom and can stand upright by itself. However, it is the frame that takes center stage. Technically it is not a frame but an ornamentation. It is quite large measuring almost 4" w x 2"h x 1/4"d. It is a gold tone metal and is very substantial. It is heavily carved and has dimension and depth. It is sunburst shape. The petals (actually they are individual ray flowers) are deeply grooved while the the seed center (actually called disk florets) is engraved in detail on the metal. The result is a fan shaped shiny gold tone decorative embellishment that is stunning and dramatic. It is unusual, this is the first time I have seen such an accoutrement. It is gorgeous. The bag closes with a zipper and the pull tab has a large link chain to facilitate the opening. The links have a great patina and are not shiny. The inside is a black grosgrain fabric. The inside is very clean. The measurements of the bag are 10"w (at its widest) x 8 3/4" h (to the top of the sunflower) x 3"d. The bag is in great condition with a some indications of wear and age, especially at the corners and bottom seams, some very minor silk wear at a lower seam. There is some plate wear especially on one side of the sunflower. All in all, nothing very significant. Priced accordingly. This is a great vintage purse, highly unusual yet instantly seen! Condition: Very Good+ VINTAGE Condition

Susan Goodman
M/M Goomis Antiques on Ruby Lane
https://www.rubylane.com/shop

ITEM ID
RL-2329
ITEM SIZE
M
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
COLOR
Black

Vintage Silk Purse with Huge Sunflower Frame

$85

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