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Handbags and Purses117 of 198Vintage ca 1960s straw purse, Italymy cute carrying case
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Posted 3 years ago


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I love this beautiful ca 1930s-1940s purse. Does anybody know what kind of material was used to make the gems on the lid? Poured glass?

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  1. FineLines FineLines, 3 years ago
    Hello retro-buzz. Wonderful bag. Your guess is probably a good one. I'd love to see the inside of the bags.
    Having found an old Evans bag at a thrift shop, I was fascinated with the styling inside. Subsequently, I saw several bags offered for sale on eBay. They were beautiful and designed as "accessory" bags - that is, complete with compact, comb, lighter (often). There are several currently available now on eBay but none as pretty as yours. Thanks for sharing it ...
  2. retro-buzz, 3 years ago
    Hello FineLines. Thanks for the fast response. You're so sweet... I'll see if I can post additional pics tomorrow, including the close up of the gems on top. They're so beautiful...
  3. FineLines FineLines, 3 years ago
    ... here is a vintage magazine advert featuring an Evans accessory bag:
  4. retro-buzz, 3 years ago
    Thank you for the link, FineLines. Lovely bag! Very interesting shape. I'll check out this site. Looks like a very good source of period ads. I have a couple of Evans bag ads and also their bags, but I haven't seen this particular bag ad before (here's a link:!__main-page). Very nice, thanks.
  5. retro-buzz, 3 years ago
    Sorry for the double post - it seems like the link did not go through. I'll repeat it, if it's OK. Here it is:!__main-page

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