*Vintage* Silver Gray Sparkling Feathers Beaded Bridal Handbag
If your wedding color palette includes silver or gray, this vintage beaded handbag is a natural fit. Beaded loop handle on an elegant handbag done up in a soft, whispery shade of gray like London's evening fog. Four white feathers (3 on front, 1 on back) enjoy clear beads at their center for a glint of sparkle. Hand-beaded purses were all the rage in the 1950s. Their elegant shapes and exquisite craftsmanship by artisans of the era made them useful yet glamorous collection pieces. Unusual feather design (so "now" for being retro) in a rare & wonderful color.
* Material: Gray, white and clear beads, silver-tone metal frame, very soft lining, likely silk
* Age: 1950s-early 1960s; no maker's tag
* Condition: Very good; a few missing beads on back, a clever repair to the handle and a few light scratches on the frame (see photos) do not detract from this gorgeous evening bag; minor but beautiful discoloration of the lining due to age & wear adds to its timelessness
* Measurements: 6" high, 7 1/2" wide
Deep & roomy for its style, with 2 small interior pockets. Sculptural, mod "kiss clasp" resembles two lovebirds beak to beak.