FROM MY OWN PERSONAL COLLECTION - VINTAGE LA REGALE GOLD CHEVRON BEADED & SHOT EVENING PURSE HAND MADE IN HONG KONG

$ 110.49 $ 129.99

La Regale has been making evening bags & purses since 1945 & is the largest manufactuer of purses today according to what i read on the internet - although they are still making purses today, the purses they are now manufacturing are not as oppulent or beautiful as the vintage evening bags when they first started making them & i am sure they are not hand made nor hand beaded as the vintage evening bags were

This lovely vintage la regale beaded gold purse is hand made & beaded & one can certainly tell the difference between a vintage purse of theirs & one made today - the front of the purse is entirely encrusted in a chevron gold shot design along with hundreds of tiny round beads - the back has thousands of rounded beads - just spectacular in the amount of them

The color is a beautiful deep shade of gold which i could not really capture - the frame is gold tone & in good vintage condition with just a tiny bit of marring which one would have to look very close to see - the interior is gold satin with a tiny pocket - the lining is wrinkled as most of these purses are but no one will see it anyhow - there is residue from a price ticket or something like that on the pocket & the other side which may or may not come off if you work at it - i didn’t try but no one would see it anyhow since it is inside & pretty far down on the lining

A gold chain which is detachable if you wish - the gold is probably not as bright as it once was but it is vintage & one cannot expect it to look as though it just came from the mall as that is not the point of vintage - the total length of the chain measures appx 45” with a drop of 23” - the measurements are 7” at widest point across the bottom, 6-1/4” top to bottom & appx. 1“ wide across the bottom - the entire chain is 31“ long but when carrying it the drop is about 12-½“

From what i could tell all the beading is intact - i may have missed a bead but i don’t think so - just a spectacular vintage jewel-tone all beaded evening bag for all of your holiday affairs

 

 

 



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