French micro-beaded evening bag, 1930s
What a treat to find a fine French bag from the 1930s in top condition! It was probably stored away with care and rarely used. This is just the kind of chic accessory that lends a special cachet to a stylish outfit, vintage or not.
The surface is covered with black and silver glass micro beads surrounding embroidered flowers. The chain stitch embroidery on the bag is extremely fine.
The back and front of the gold tone frame are both decorated with loops of colorful glass beads and Limoges-style enamel medallions. The black satin lining has one pocket that is stamped "Made in France."
The choice of colors for the large central rose is particularly inspired. The designer used five shades of pink and red, four shades of beige and ivory, plus yellow and mauve.
The condition is excellent.
It measures" 9" wide at the base, 5 3/4" wide frame, and 7" tall.