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Vintage French Dofan Black Beaded Evening Purse

Ribbon Enameled Frame, Made in France, ca 1930's

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Vintage 1930 1940 Dofan French black beaded evening purse ribbon enameled frame

This elegant and all black glass beaded evening purse was hand made in France during the 1930 - 1940 era for the designer Dofan.  It comes from a lovely private collection of purses that were very well cared for and barely, if at all, used. This evening purse certainly shows no significant signs of age or usage, it is in well preserved and very respectable condition. These vintage French beaded evening bag is a charming and well-designed fashion accessory.







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The black beads are hand stitched in a graceful swirling pattern and cover the entire purse, as is apparent in my photos. The more unique aspect of this evening handbag is the gold toned frame with it's attached enameled ribbon and beaded top, as well as the lift up to open clasp. My photos are showing the more unusual and festive color combination of reds and greens on black. The enameling is nearly perfect, except for one or two tiny spots on the black, which you will likely need a magnifier to notice. The enamel ribbon is secure to the frame and is flanked, both front and rear, with additional black bead work. The length of the ribbon is 6 inches and the width is of an inch, all looking very realistic. Overall, the beadwork is pristine, both sides of the purse are identical, I find no faults, missing beads, significant wear or problems to mention. The purse is well attached to the frame as it should be and all structural elements open and close properly.

 

This sophisticated evening bag is somewhat on the smaller side and has a medium firm hand but is not overly stiff. Stuffed with tissue, this purse measures a wee 3 inches in height by 9 inches wide at the bottom and the side gusset is 1 inches. The interior maintains it's original bright and shining ivory satin lining with pocket. This purse has been professionally cleaned, so it is basically spotless, however, the gold stenciled Dofan insignia was washed off of the pocket during the cleaning process, so you will have to take my word for it's origins. But I assure you, this is a Dofan designer purse, hand made in France. This purse carries with a slinky style chain handle that drops the purse by 5 inches. This chic and fashionable French designer beaded evening handbag is the perfect size when smaller is required, such as your next black tie event, an evening at the club or a trip to the opera.

  

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