This amazing 1950’s French, hand-beaded, evening bag has a secret. The clasp at the top of the hand made brass frame flips up to reveal a tiny, oval mirror…just big enough to check your lipstick, and perhaps who’s coming in the door. The interior pocket is stamped ‘Made in France Hand Made’, and the lining is duchess satin, which does show a champagne stain on the interior only. How do I know it’s champagne, you ask….experience, my dear. Big enough to hold all the modern essentials, the frame opens fully to access the roomy interior. There is no fraying or missing beads, no exterior stains
In all my years of buying and selling vintage, I have never seen anything remotely like this. Each tiny white bead is hand faceted, the beaded and jeweled frame would make Miriam Haskell swoon.
Base: 11” x 5″ x 5″ appx. the top of the jeweled frame adds another 1″
Frame opens 5 1/5″ across.