1950s Vintage Shell & Bead Encrusted Hand Bag * Top Handle Bag
Fabulous vintage bag from the 1950s decorated with shells and beads in a collage style, in a stiffened cream hessian type material with shells, flowers, velvet leaves and beads stitched onto the front. The edges of the bag and handles are covered with a transparent pvc. With top handles
- Fabulous bead and shell encrusted handbag.
- Cream colour base material.
- Hand beaded with real shells, faux flowers and beads of varying sizes and colour
- Interior pocket
- Brass closure
Condition: Good. It’s a little crumpled in places, see photos and there is feint foxing here and there but I don’t think it detracts too much and this bag is still very much usable. The lining fabric has a tear around the brass clasp also.
Vintage sizing is very different to modern day sizes, they usually are at least 2 sizes smaller depending on the era of manufacture. So to ensure a good fit please go by the measurements provided. I measure the garment laid flat edge to absolute edge then double, which give the maximum, you will need to measure your own clothes to compare sizing