Vintage Josef Beaded Embroidered Purse W/ Hobe Jeweled Frame & Gold Metallic
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Vintage Josef Beaded Embroidered Purse W/ Hobe Jeweled Frame & Gold Metallic :
VINTAGE JOSEF BEADED EMBROIDERED PURSE w/ HOBE JEWELED FRAME & GOLD METALLIC
This FABULOUS VINTAGE JOSEF BEADED EMROIDERED PURSE has pearlescent beads and polychrome silk and GOLD METALLIC EMBROIDERY with a SPECTACULAR HOBE JEWELED FRAME with CITRINE YELLOW, RUBY RED and CLEAR colored GLASS faceted STONES set in GOLD TONE METAL. EMBROIDERED PURSE is of fine craftsmanship with FLOWERS embroidered in polychrome silk and metallic threads. Purse comes in original Saks Fifth Avenue box and business card. It measures approx. 11” in width across bottom by 7 1/4” in height including frame. One small satin interior purse also had Hobe jeweled rhinestone clasp and is marked inside “Saks Fifth Avenue / BAGS BY….. Josef”. It was most likely made in France and has the look of French or exotic Turkish Ottoman embroidery. Overall in GOOD condition with minor wear throughout normal for its age. There are some tiny beads missing on the upper left side of the back next to the green embroidery. It looks like there may be 2 red stones missing on the outermost edges of frame - this is how I acquired it. There is a small chip on clear stone of lower clasp securing mechanism visible with my jeweler’s loupe. There is light wear or marks to satin interior with and red staining to small satin purse and silvering of one mirror is worn. Purse frame is off center by approx. 1/16” and works well. There is wear to the Saks Fifth Avenue box. Personalized metal plaquette inside is engraved “MARION BANKS”. This purse would look wonderful with complimentary Hobe necklace, bracelet, pin, or earrings. This is quite a SPECTACULAR and rare piece and would be a WONDERFUL addition to any Vintage Purse, Accessory, or Hobe Jewelry collection!
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