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Rare silk velvet handbag with celluloid hand coloured 'rose' clasp, France,1920s

About

A real collector's piece, and conversation point, this highly imaginative and charming handbag design is a rarity and wonderful to use and wear. The centre of the 'rose' pulls to one side, releasing the catch, hence allowing the bag to open. The top is made from delicately hand curled 'petals' of coloured celluloid, the actual frame in dark green is robust and strong, with stronger green leaves, underlying the 'bloom'. The bag is made from mole brown silk velvet, with a black 'ruffled' trim highlight. Many bakelite and celluloid bags from this period in France sported highly imaginative and decorative frames, but non so three dimensional and flamboyant as this.

Details

  • Designer
    Unknown
  • Brand
    Unknown
  • Place of origin
    France
  • Period
  • Material notes

    Velvet

    Silk

  • Condition
    Excellent.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 7.25 in. x W 5.5 in. x D 5.5 in.

    H 18.42 cm x W 13.97 cm x D 13.97 cm

  • Length
    10 in. (25.4 cm)
  • Seller location
    London, GB
  • Seller reference number
    FB0084
  • Reference number
    LU30921523153

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