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1940's-50's New Old Stock Mint Condition Delill Beaded Evening Bag

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0.14 LBS
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Product Description

A very special find ~

Fantastically intricate hand-beaded small evening bag by Delill Creations,  a luxury brand founded by sisters Desire and Lilly, in business just over 10 years in New York city, from 1941 until the mid '50s.  Most of their handbags and purses were imported from Japan and Italy.

This beauty, in new, mint condition, was hand made in Japan.  The beading is astonishingly intricate, consisting of iridescent seed & bugle beads  in dark navy blue with touches of green and purple, with the bugle beads sewn in inverted chevron designs  in the center to add visual interest. 

Brass frame has what appear to be authentic mother of pearl inserts.  The closure appears to be two halved pearls.  Since Delill was a luxury brand, they are probably real, but as there were no federal labeling requirements at the time & we don't want to risk damaging this really incredible item by testing, we can't guarantee it.  


Dimensions: 8 inches long by 4- 3/4 inches wide. Petite size but weighty.

Condition & Details:  True vintage.  Appears to have never been used.  Exterior beading is in new, mint condition, as is interior lining.  Brass frame has what appear to be authentic mother of pearl inserts.  Has one small interior pocket with included original small lipstick-check mirror still in protective paper  sleeve.  Extremely minor flaws to mirror  are very slight loss of silvering to mirror, sleeve is slightly yellowed & brittle. Sewn-in fabric brand label has tuft extruding (visible in photo). Tiny flea bites to halved pearls & to brass frame.

Ships via USPS small flat rate box; insurance included to protect your investment

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