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I have always loved glass and steel beaded evening bags from the mid century that were created in France. They represent to me the essence of French elegance, an elegance that is incomparable even in today's world. Now I am fully aware that the need for a formal evening bag in today's world is much less than this need was in the mid century (when was the last cocktail party you attended?) However, when invited to such a dressy affair today, why not wear a stunning and striking bag such as the one offered today. This bag is rectangular in shape with the top slightly slimmer than the bottom. It is completely covered with vibrant and bold Christmas red steel beads that have a sparkle to them. The color is dramatic and strong. There is a large palette of gold and silver beads which covers most of the surface. Two very large paisley shapes have sprouting flowers and there are small gold beads floating about all over the surface of the bag. They remind me of golden snowflakes falling upon a shiny and sparkling stylized design. The front and the back have the same design. There is a clamper style frame that has a beaded design done with the red, silver and gold beads. The entire bag reflects the light with a twinkle. There is a serpentine gold carry strap that has a drop of 5". The inside is lined with a light champagne colored satin fabric. There are three open slip pockets each trimmed with a gold border (the sign of a high end bag). There is a sewn in label stating the designer/shop E.Grillot with his address in Paris and the words "Hand Made in France." The inside is very clean with a small area of lip stick indications. The measurements of the bag are 8"w x 6"h x 1 1/2"d. The bag is in great condition. There is one tiny darker spot on the back otherwise any darker indications on the bag are just the shadows of how the camera's light hits the bag. You can not find a bag like this in the stores nowadays. It is hand made, elegantly designed and skillfully crafted. A vintage beauty! Condition: Excellent- VINTAGE Condition

ITEM ID
RL-2370
COLOR
Red
FASHION ERA
1950's
ITEM TYPE
Vintage

Vintage French Steel Bead Red Evening Bag with Ornate Frame

$125

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