Jewel toned embroidery and tightly strung pearly beads cover this gorgeous envelope clutch with designs of trellises, tendrils and flowers. The artist (most likely a French or Belgian woman) who toiled for hours on end with needle & thread would surely be delighted to know that her work carried on, from the midcentury lady to the 21st Century fashionista! Heavy with glass beads and feminine history, you’ll love carrying this elegant work of art. A lovely piece to be cherished for many more decades to come.
Features cream satin lining with two long slip pockets and original coin purse.
Vintage, unmarked, mid 20th Century. Snaps are stamped with an English patent from approximately the 1940’s. Measures 9" wide, 5.5" tall, 1-1.5" deep. Very good condition with one faint spot of discoloration on the front; some wear to interior fabric in accordance with age and use. Well-constructed and beautiful bag.
Perhaps our artist here was inspired by the flowering vine Morning glory, Ipomoea purpurea, which grows up to 15 feet in one season. The Heavenly Blue variety blooms in a soothing peaceful hue similar to the flower central to this bag’s design.
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