1930's Silk & Jeweled Clutch

Item BE9: Made by Artistic, in Bombay (now defunct), it is a direct recreation of a HOBE’ Cie purse in and of that era, by Jacques Hobe’ who opened his jewelry business in 1887, and whose son William, brought it to America in 1915 and incorporated jeweled purses into the business! (A genuine HOBE’ twin sold in 2000 in NY for $3500!).

The frame is totally encrusted (front AND back!) with nearly 350 amethyst, and other semi or non-precious stones. Out of that amount, only 3 are missing and could easily be replaced. The clasp is also totally encrusted with stones and is tight and secure in it’s brass frame. The outside cloth is vibrant fuchsia silk, but is becoming tattered which is expected with it’s age. It can easily be replaced....(but I would carry it just as is! It’s delightful, stunning, and fun!). The inside is in near perfect condition, consisting of purple silk-satin, and still firmly attached at the inside bottom is the original makers tag. This beauty measures 10”W x 8 1/4” T. And, believe it or not, the bejeweled frame is nearly 1 1/2” thick!

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Price: $400.00 20% OFF