50s Evening Purse - Gold & Fawn Floral Metallic Satin Brocade 1950s Formal Bag - Japanese Saga Nishiki Art Brocade Handbag - Japan Artisan

$ 75.00

This beautiful evening bag was made of Japanese saga-nishiki brocade, a high art of Japan textiles in which lacquered rice paper is woven with silk to create shimmering brocade. It's a late 1950s handbag in fawn, coral, silver-gray and gold metallics with a subtle tropical effect. Has brass hardware and a two-tone satin lining with one zippered pocket inside. A printed description of saga-nishiki history on rice paper is included.

7 x 6 x 2 Inches, Strap has 4 1/4 Inch Drop


" Lester Bags / 669 MADISON AVE / NEW YORK " stamped to lining

Palm leaves, tropical buds, flowers and flourishes in finely woven saga nishiki brocade, colors are metallic gold, terracotta coral, dark gray, fawn brown, metallic gold (note that this fabric shines and shimmers, and was difficult to capture this metallic nature in photos); solid almond beige and fawn brown satin linings

Bright brass click-closed clasp


Condition Detail
Probably never worn, has a single 1/8-inch dot of corrosion to back of frame, hard to notice when worn and otherwise mint

Washing Instructions
If needed, spot clean at a dry cleaner

Additional photos are often available.
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