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Vintage Evening Clutch Opera Purse Red Beaded Satin Zingraff Paris


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This is a very nice quality evening clutch sold by Zingraff, located at 184 rue de Rivoli, Paris.  Zingraff is a luxury retailer, founded in 1900, traditionally specializing in opera glasses, but also selling sewing kits, clocks and other small “objets de virtue”.   I assume that this clutch was sold as a “go with” a pair of opera glasses, for an evening out at the theatre.  I’m unsure of its exact age, but I would think 1960s.  It is covered with red beading on the exterior and red satin on interior.  It is made in a fold over style, secured closed  with a snap.  It has a single interior compartment.  It measures 8 3/8” by 4 1/2” closed.  It is in very good condition with only a light ink mark on the interior flap.  One of the labels reads “Hand Made in France” while the other is the label of the retailer.  Lovely quality - Parisians have such sophistication and a sense of style!