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A rare hand coloured celluloid and silk velvet 'rose' handbag, France, 1920s.

$2,027.91

About

A real collector's piece, and conversation point, this highly imaginative and charming handbag design is a rarity, and is 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

  • Dimensions
    Height: 7.25 in. (18.42 cm)Width: 5.5 in. (13.97 cm)Depth: 5.5 in. (13.97 cm)Length: 10 in. (25.4 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Period
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. This handbag weighs 180 grams, and is quite roomy, with a generous opening when the bag is opened.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: FB00841stDibs: LU30921523153

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $55 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 8-10 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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