1930s Steel and Glass Beaded Evening Bag, Made in France
This purse is incredible! The elegant pattern continues from front to back and is comprised of faceted steel beads in gold and silver tones that stand out against black glass micro beads that make up the background. The handle is steel beads entirely. The scallop-edged detail at the top is in fact a jewel-studded hinged clasp that lifts to reveal a pristine black satin lining inside. Sewn into a side seam inside is a small fabric tag that reads “Made In France”. The overall condition is remarkable. Most often there’ll be at least a few loose strands or bare spots but this purse was so well cared for that it has remained in “like new” condition. The size is perfect for evening when you don’t need to carry much more than your phone, a few dollars and your keys! It measures 6-1/2” across the top, 8” across the bottom and 6” from top to bottom. The bottom is gusseted to allow a thickness of 2”. The handle is 14-1/2” long which fits comfortably in the crook of your elbow. Aside from the excellent condition it’s the dramatic black and gold pattern that makes this bag so special. This could easily become your “go to” evening bag!