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Bag, Evening  House of Lanvin  (French, founded 1889)  Designer: Jeanne Lanvin (French, 1867–1946) Date: 1925–35

Evening bag House of Lanvin (French, founded Designer: Jeanne Lanvin (French, Date: Culture: French Medium: silk, metal Silk, metallic Dimensions: 14 in.

Not an example of one we would make. An example showing some used other shapes and other materials for the center.

Small purses held aromatic herbs and spices for perfuming clothing in storage drawers, similar to sachets today.

Evening purse ca. 1925 via The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

French bag - c. 1925 - Metal, silk, semi-precious stones - The Metropolitan Museum of Art. I actually own one of these beauties, carried it on my wedding day.

Made in Paris by E. Gauther in early 20th century of gold net and sequins and turquoise beads.

Woman's Bag E. Gauther, Paris Geography: Made in Paris, France, Europe Date: Early century Medium: Gold net and sequins, turquoise beads Dimensions: 9 x 5 inches x 14 cm)

French glass beaded bag 1820-30

Beaded bag with gold frame and chain, French, A real transition piece the bottom has the look of regency bags but the framed top and flowers look more mid century because bags took some time to "knit" it may have embraced both time periods

Evening Bag Van Cleef & Arpels, 1923 Sotheby’s

Evening Bag Van Cleef & Arpels, 1923 Sotheby’s (OMG that dress!)

Evening Bag Van Cleef & Arpels, 1923 Sotheby’s, seed pearls, diamonds, white leather lining

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50 Fabulous & Elegant Evening Handbags and Purses