Offering a vintage beaded evening bag by Freddy ,made in Paris, circa 1950's. Theses wonderful beaded purses were made by many French companies for high end American department stores and boutiques and Freddy was one of these companies. Their products were usually hand made and hand beaded and their craftsmanship and beauty remain in an age of long ago. This quality no longer exists in today's market unless one is willing to spend hundreds of dollars and that still does not guarantee product excellence. This particular purse gives smile on a dreary day. It is white micro beaded with small milk white seed beads that are assembled in a pattern to resemble cobble stones. That is, there are clear colored beads separately the "stones" in the background (see pictures). Free floating on this background are pastel colored floral twigs of various sizes. They are baby blue, candy pink, mellow yellow,and cool lavender accented by lime green leaves and bronze brown stems. They are randomly arranged on the palette of cobble stones as if they are gently raining down from the sky. Very, very delicate and pretty. They cover both the front and the back of the purse and the clamper type frame. The frame is very tight and secure. It has a border of goldtone decorative metal and there is a tiny pearl stone on the tip of the outer hardware (another sign of a luxury purse). There is a micro beaded white carry strap with a drop of 5" , there are a few missing beads from the strap but nothing really significant. This purse has a small silk envelope containing a beveled mirror. The inside is lined in the same light oyster grey silky satiny fabric and it is spotless. There is a cloth label sewn inside stating "FREDDY, 0 Rue Auber-Paris tel RIC. 78 08". The measurements of the bag are 8 3/4"w x 6 1/2"h x 2-"d. Whether for the bride or for that special occasion, this purse is a "breath of fresh air." It is just beautiful! Condition: Excellent VIntage COndition
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