If you do your research on Van cleef and arpels you will also find that Van Cleef & Arpels exhibits museum pieces and sometimes resells original vintage signature prized items owned by collectors. This was one of the early hand bag clutch made by Van cleef and Arpels.Custom made by Van Cleef and Arpels early 1900's there is no other like this left from the van cleef collection. I have 2 of these bags one in a cream beige and one in black velvet!! This listing is for the cream beige, do you know how rare it is to own such rare vintage peices!! This is genuine Museum Quality.
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS - a 1920Æs multi-gem evening clutch bag, collet-set with cabochon rubies, emeralds and garnets to the gold and silver metallic thread embroidered fan design and further embroidered lattice detail, the press stud fastener opening to reveal a cream satin interior with three compartments, lipstick and compact pockets and a satin cushion. Stamped Van Cleef and Arpels and serial number 16630. It is an old world style cream beige with elaborate custom gold metallic applique that has minimal snags and tarnish and genuinue mounted gemstones.
Overall good condition for the age of the piece, with wear to the fabric along the bottom edges and some dulling to the gold and silver thread pattern, some'dirt' marks to the interior lining and base on folded and protruding areas and some pink possibly lipstick marks around the lipstick pocket. There are chips to some of the stones. The press stud fastener is in working order.
The pouch shows some marks and minor discolouration. Note this is a collector piece of history. Inside of bag has cream beige like color satin silk lining with snap closure, accordion foldout pocket with flat pocket in front, lipstick and compact pocket, main compartment, and long flat pocket at back with original satin-backed 3.25x6.5 mirror! Approximate measurement: about I n Inches: 8"L x 5"H x 1D.Outside of bag/Clutch: Cream beige with gold applique and mounted Genuine gemstones. Interior is v good vintage condition with the above mentioned description. Item is vintage and guaranteed to be that pictured otherwise all sales are as is and is final. The item "DESIGNER RARE GENUINE VTG VAN CLEEF and ARPELS JEWELED BAG CLUTCH" is in sale since Monday, January 26, 2009. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Designer, Signed\Other Fine Designer Jewelry".
The seller is "nsukkagirl" and is located in Fashion City. This item can be shipped worldwide.