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Elegant and Rich Vintage 1950 Walborg Rhinestone Handbag

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This 1950 rhinestone covered handbag is a very exciting and alluring purse, bright and sparkling, full of life, from the esteemed purse designer Walborg.

Vintage 1950 Walborg rhinestone covered evening purse

The reflective qualities of this purse are softly expressive, the shape and stunning frame gives it a personality that separates it from other rhinestone purses.


 Vintage Walborg rhinestone purse                    Walborg rhinestone purse filigree frame1950 vintage

As difficult as it is to photograph rhinestone purses, my photos are showing a good depiction of this vintage bag. Photos were taken without flash but with overhead lighting, as it is a cloudy gloomy day. The rhinestones are individually prong set onto a mesh background which gives this purse a medium firm hand but not too stiff, just right for supporting your accessories. These multi faceted stones are still bright and sparkly, with some small aging, as is to be expected. These stones are so reflective, they even reflect back some of the yellow tones from the golden prongs which are securing them in place. So, in some lighting, this purse will reflect a golden hue. Some of the prong settings have aged a little more than others, which you will see on my close-up photos. There may be a few stones, and I do mean only a few, showing a bit more darkening but overall, this purse is in splendid vintage condition, would be considered a prize in any vintage wardrobe accessory collection. In the sunlight, it is spectacular and in the evening light, is simply sparkles and reflects any colors that are around it. It's hard to find these purses in this great condition, well kept, cared for and minimally used, no splitting of the mesh ground and no structural issues whatsoever.


The bright and cheerful golden toned metal frame is gorgeous, so well preserved. It has a pierced filigree design and the clasp is outstanding. The frame is embellished with prong set rhinestones, all of which are intact and in excellent form. The lift up to open clasp is overlaid with a magnificent filigree attachment and center rhinestone. I am showing lots of photos of the frame so you can appreciate it's beauty and impeccable character. To the eye, this purse frame is nearly pristine, in like new condition, the camera picks up any discolor or wear to the finish and makes it look worse than it really is. The purse is well attached to the frame at all points and the structural elements open and close properly, all straight and right.


You will see a lot of color in the close-ups of the stones because they will reflect anything near them, including the colors of the blouse that I am wearing. This endearing rhinestone evening bag maintains it's original ivory satin lining, which is of good quality, as expected from Walborg. The interior is in excellent vintage condition, no wears or problems, just a little discolor on the pocket which I can clean for you, if you wish. I do not get rhinestone purses wet but I can spot clean the linings with good success. There is a single pocket with an original Walborg make-up mirror and a label reading Made in West Germany. Even though the name Walborg is not on the label, I guarantee this purse to be a Walborg. I have had this same purse, only on 2 other occasions through the past 16 years of dealing with purses, and each of the others had a separate Walborg label. I don't know why this one doesn't, perhaps it is an earlier version. In any case, it is a Walborg purse, they are the only company that sold this specific design.


This fabulous vintage Walborg rhinestone evening handbag should delight it's next owner, it's incredible and deserves to be loved and cared for. Stuffed with tissue, as shown, it measures 5 1/2 inches in total height by 5 inches wide at the bottom, side gusset is about 1 1/2 inches, the semi arched frame is 4 inches from hinge to hinge, the top of the frame has a width 1 inch and the slinky style chain handle drops the purse by over 5 inches. The purse has a smaller interior but will carry your basics without a problem. The condition is splendid, it's a vintage dazzling star, fit for a queen. Please consider adding it to your collection of beloved vintage purses or giving it as a thoughtful and amazing gift.

   Vintage Walborg rhinestone evening bag                    Vintage 1950 Walborg rhinestone evening purse filigree frame

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