Monday, August 13, 2007

Artsy Cage Purse with Hand-Holding-Flowers Motif. 1960s. Maker: Jolles. Black cage-like metal purse—reminds me of storefront security gates—with a hot pink felt interior lining. There are pink and blue felt dots stuck to the outside, some of which have pharoah-head faux (fauxroahs, heh) coins stuck to them, as well as a bouquet of flowers clutched by a black ceramic hand. Usually, you see the hand motif in Victorian jewelry, but this—well, this is an outstanding use of it and the other hodge-podge décor. It’s also really, really weird, which makes it one of my favorites.

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4 comments:

jungle dream pagoda said...

Indeed!!! it wins the super weird,but super cool award!

Monica said...

that one is very interesting! i love it

sweetheartville said...

That's wild!

Wendy said...

Hi Ladies: I saw another one recently on eBay--same maker, same cagey style, but with different decor. I was tempted, but the seller wanted $40 plus $15 for shipping. I just couldn't do it.