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If Rapunzel's golden blonde tresses were woven into a purse, this would be the result. This delightful little gem is a masterpiece of skilled weaving as well as a perfect combination of marrying an older purse with a newer body. Marilyn Pivnick hand crocheted the body using a thick coated metallic thread. The needlework is accomplished as she was well known during the '80's for creating stitchery purse bodies that would attach to old frames. She was the "go to gal" for this purpose. This particular purse is very small, it is truly a minaudiere since it can hold only a lipstick, keys and a hundred dollar blue. (Judith Leiber once remarked, "What more does a lady need?") The bag is very round. The metallic thread are gold and bright. It is woven into shapes that abstractly resemble fans. The needlework is very thick and chunky. It is very dimensional. There is ruching. It is striking and unusual. The half round frame is heavily encrusted with jewels that are set in bezels. There are enameled flowers throughout. The frame closes with a click and it opens with an ornate push tab that is also enameled. The top and the back of the frame has intricate engravings and open work.. Definitely a high quality frame in its day. There is a dainty gold tone carry chain with a drop of 7". The purse does not have a lining, I assume it would make it too bulky. The Marilyn Pivnick cloth label is sewn inside as well as a label stating "Hand Crochet." There aren't any indications to mention. The purse measures 6 1/2"w x 5"h x 2"d. It is in great condition. This is a one of a kind piece. Even though it was "put" together recently, it reminds me of a bag that could have been seen at the court of Henry VIII. However, which one of his Queens it belonged it, is ours to speculate! Condition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition

ITEM ID
RL-2390
COLOR
Gold
FASHION ERA
1980's
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
FASHION STYLE
Designer

Vintage Woven Metallic Gold Thread Purse with Jeweled Enameled Frame

$125


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