Offering a vintage evening purse made for Saks Fifth Avenue in France, circa 1950's. This purse is fabulous and has several distinct design elements that come together to make a unique and striking purse. The purse body is a gold metallic thread that has a pattern of varied sized flowers. The flowers are a salmon pink, cornflower blue and pearl white. They have a tiny grey white glass bead in the middle. However, the most remarkable aspect of this purse is the complex and intricate white beading that is sewn in swirls and covers the entire purse, front, back, sides and bottom. The beads are small milky white glass beads and their brightness creates a unique effect. They pop against the brocade background and give it dimension. It is just beautiful!!! Then there's the frame. It has a crown design and there are small carnelian glass beads set in individual filigree setting. There is a antiqued goldtone thin ribbon like element that curves over and under where the beads are set. The clasp is as elaborate as the frame. It is large (1 1/2"w x 1 1/4"h), has open cutwork and is adorned with 3 carnelian beads and 2 larger faux pearls. There is some gold loss on the frame and the clasp. To me, this adds to the vintage patina of the purse and does not interfere with the magnificence of the purse. The inside is lined with a bright sunny gold colored grosgrain. There is an open slip pocket which is stamped " SAKS Fifth Avenue Made In France." The inside is in great condition, there is one small area of wear but no big deal. This bag is a clutch, there isn't any carry strap. The measurements are 7"w x 7"h x 2"d. This bag is gorgeous, despite some minor indications of the natural aging process, the bag is perfect as vintage goes. You won't see this purse around as it is unique as well as timeless. A real beauty! Condition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition
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