VINTAGE 1960s SEASHELL LOOK HAND MADE SPARKLING HEAVILY BEADED EVENING BAG / EVENING PURSE IN HEAVENLY PINK
A vintage 1960s very heavily sparkling beaded HAND MADE evening bag in Heavenly Pink.
The purse is encrusted with very heavy bugle beads and miniature round glass beads on both sides with more encrusted very heavily around the top of the evening bag. The shape of the purse is a sea shell shape and is lovely. The pattern is intricate and beautiful and must have taken a very long time to make by hand! A lot of work went into making this gorgeous vintage purse. The peau de soire lining is a pink shade and there is a small side pocket inside to slip your license and some bills inside. I can see the hand stitching on the interior of the purse. There is a gold-tone frame on the purse with a long chain which will also fit inside the purse if you want to carry it as a clutch. Some smudges on the frame but someone would need to look awfully close to see them. The clasp closes with a nice firm snap. The chain has darkened from age which is what gold tone metal does if not 14K gold.
The evening bag measures nearly 7” long at the widest point at the bottom and from the top of the frame to the bottom is 6”, 1-1/4” wide measured on the side of the frame and the chain is 41” long.
I do not see any missing beads or sequins. No holes or rips in the lining but there is soiling and stains on the lining as shown in the photo but no one will see that other than you and that is what happens with evening bags. The outside of the purse is beautiful and that is what everyone will be seeing not the darkened chain and certainly not the inside of the purse. It is certainly not uncommon especially considering this purse is about 57 - 58 years old and has had a former life.
It would be gorgeous with a cocktail dress or evening gown or for a wedding.
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