VINTAGE '50s / '60s BLACK SATIN & NET EVENING BAG ADORNED WITH SPARKLING RHINESTONES - MADE IN HONG KONG
I found this beautiful vintage '50s / '60s rhinestone purse in an antique store in the town of Buford, Georgia when I was browsing the other day. I could not resist it as I love evening bags especially the rhinestone ones.
It was made in Hong Kong where all the beautiful beaded and rhinestone dresses were made in those eras. The prong-set rhinestones are brilliant with tons of sparkle. The rhinestones that are made today just do not have the brilliance that they have from the ‘50s / ‘60s.
The purse is out of black satin with a light covering of black netting over that with the rhinestone on top of that.
The frame and chain has aged over the decades and is not as gold as it once was but that is to be expected in a vintage item of 60 - 70 years old and it blends well with the black purse. No one would notice that when using at night and the beauty of this purse is the sparkling rhinestones anyhow.
The clasp is very tight and is in very good condition as well as the hinges which works fine. The chain can be tucked inside the purse if you want to use it as a clutch. One of the rhinestones is missing on the top of the clasp but that can be easily replaced with a rhinestone from the craft store.
The interior of the purse is black satin and it is in very good condition. There is a small slip-in pocket on one side where a driver's license plus a few bill and change could be kept.
The purse is in excellent condition and I do not see any loosening of the netting which connects the rhinestones or any other flaws. All the rhinestones are present except the one mentioned above. A few rhinestones have lost their brilliance but there are so many on the purse, they would never be noticed. It looks as though the purse was used very little if at all.
The evening bag measures 6” at widest point across the bottom, 4-1/2” top to bottom and appx. 1“ wide. The chain measures appx 12-3/4”.
Just a beautiful vintage dazzling rhinestone and satin evening bag which will be perfect for New Year's Eve, a formal affair, guest at a wedding or an evening out on the town.
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