Velvet Flower Pot Handbag. 1960s. Maker: Jolles Original. Wonderful, large, heavy black velvet-covered purse with three-dimensional design of red velvet flowers, green velvet leaves and a flower pot covered in shiny, multi-colored seed beads. Also has large clear rhinestones on the pot and red rhinestones in the center of each flower. Heavy black plastic handle. Lined in black felt. One zip interior pocket and one non-zip pocket.
Jolles is one of my favorite makers. I love the whimsy of the designs! This bag, alas, has some major separation issues (well, who doesn’t?) and needs professional repair. One of these days, I’m going to have to gather all my injured purses and take them to someone who can fix them up. If you live in the East Ventura County/San Fernando Valley area, and know someone with major skills and magic—plus reasonable pricing, please email me: info(at)vintagepursegallery(dot)com.