FROM MY OWN PERSONAL COLLECTION - VINTAGE RARE DAZZLING SPARKLING ALL RHINESTONE EVENING BAG MADE IN FRANCE WITH SATIN CHANGE PURSE & MIRROR - THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE EVENING BAG THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN!
This is without a doubt, the most gorgeous evening bag that i have ever seen and it comes from my personal evening bag collection which I have been collecting for years. You just don’t see an evening bag like this anymore with the brilliance of sparkling vintage rhinestones. The rhinestones that are made today just do not have the brilliance that they have from the ‘50s / ‘60s.
This rare evening bag made in France is just spectacular as it is encrusted with brilliantly sparkling rhinestones set in black Lucite or plastic bezels. It is daylight now and the sparkle is amazing and in the evening, it is a thousand times more brilliant than now. The rhinestones set in the bezels are connected together and set on a black satin background.
The gold-tone top of the frame which has the round clasp is very heavy as it is covered in rhinestones and set on top of a metal frame. There is a fine gold tone beading around the edge of the frame. The clasp is round and studded with 19 tiny rhinestones with more gold beading around it. The clasp is very tight and is in very good condition as well as the hinges which works fine.
“Made in France” is on a label inside the purse. The interior is heavy and a fine quality peau de soir which is in excellent condition. Each side of the interior of the purse has a pocket. One pocket contains a clear double sided mirror with rounded corners. There are 2 tiny flaws one on one corner and the other up further on the side which are barely visible. The other side of the purse contains a larger double pocket which holds a black peau de soir tiny change purse which has a gold tone double rhinestone clasp snaps shut very soundly. The tiny pocket next to it could hold a small lipstick or other small item.
The purse is in excellent condition and I do not see any loosening of the netting which connects the rhinestones or any other flaws. It looks as though it was used very little if at all. Although it has been in my collection for many years, I have not used it myself.
There is a gold tone chain which measures appx 16” & has a drop of 7-½”. The gold chain is probably not as bright as it once was and could be replaced but I would leave it as at night no one could tell and it blends well with the black evening bag and a bright gold chain would not look right.
The evening bag measures 11” at widest point across the bottom, 6-1/4” top to bottom and appx. 1-1/4“ wide across the frame at the top.
Just an absolutely gorgeous vintage ‘60s all rhinestone dazzling brilliant evening bag made in France.
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Vintage nightgowns & peignoirs may be delicate so I do not wash them in the machine. I wash them in lukewarm water with Woolite or some other mild soap, then rinse & hang dripping wet in the shower.
Since these are vintage items, a bit of extra care needs to be taken with them so they remain beautiful & I definitely would never put a vintage nightgown or a peignoir in the dryer as it would ruin it.
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